Bin Hammam’s FIFA life ban overturned
Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam has won his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against a life ban from all soccer-related activity over bribery allegations.sports Updated: Jul 19, 2012 23:27 IST
Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam has won his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against a life ban from all soccer-related activity over bribery allegations.
However, CAS said the decision did not amount to an “affirmative finding of innocence” for the former Asia chief, saying that FIFA’s investigation had not been thorough enough, and that the case could be re-opened with new evidence. FIFA said it noted the outcome “with concern”.
Qatari Bin Hammam remained suspended from the game after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), which he previously headed, opened a disciplinary case against their former boss over alleged financial wrongdong earlier this week.
Ibra getting too much?
paris: Football superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s record-breaking salary at his new Paris club has sparked a fierce backlash from French politicians denouncing it as “indecent” at a time of financial hardship.
The 30-year-old Swedish striker's transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from AC Milan was hailed by fans with hundreds chanting “Ibra! Ibra!” as he was presented to them on Wednesday.
He has been hired on a reported annual net salary of about 14 million euros ($17 million) — the most ever paid to a player in France.
First Published: Jul 19, 2012 23:16 IST