Fifa suspends former Bin Hammam assistant


“Lack of collaboration” in investigation cited by football organization ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Najeeb Chirakal has been “banned by the Fifa Ethics Committee from taking part in all football-related activity, at any level” for failing to “collaborate” with investigations into possible misconduct by Mohamed Bin Hammam. The former Fifa executive committee member is under investigation linked […]

Fifa vs Hamann, sports court to hear the case

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne has agreed to hear the case of Mohamed Bin Hammam vs Fifa, the international football body 18 and 19 April. He was given a life ban from football in 2011 after a scandal surfaced in May  over alleged payments for votes in an […]

Fifa suspends 4 officials including Warner, bin Hammam


ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Fifa, the international football body, Sunday 29 May provisionally suspended four officials from any involvement in football worldwide while it continues it investigation into possible breaches of the organization’s code of ethics. But the case against President Sepp Blatter was dismissed. Blatter appeared before the committee Sunday. He is now running for […]

Fifa: And then there was one (update)

Update 29 May 18:55  ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – (Ed. note: AFP is reporting Sunday evening, but it is not yet confirmed elsewhere, that Blatter has been cleared, bin Hammam has been suspended while the investigation continues, and the 1 June election is to go ahead) The contentious vote for the new president of Fifa, the international […]

Fifa job fight goes dirty as investigations open against both candidates


ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Down to the wire, with less than a week to go in the election for the post of president of Fifa, world football’s governing body, and the fight for the job is sullied by allegations of corruption against both candidates. The Fifa ethics committee Friday 27 May agreed to summon President Sepp […]