Mohamed Bin Hammam Loses Court Appeal

Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam

Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam has lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against his latest ban from football.

Bin Hammam had a lifetime ban for bribery overturned by CAS in July, but was suspended again one week later by FIFA, this time for a provisional period of 90 days, after a fresh probe by its ethics committee was announced.

Bin Hammam had appealed in mid-October against that ban, which was extended for another 45 days last week.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected the request for provisional and conservatory measures lodged by Mohammed Bin Hammam, against the decision pronounced by the FIFA Appeal Committee on 17 August 2012.

In its original ruling, CAS said the decision to annul Bin Hammam’s life ban was not “an affirmative finding of innocence” and that the case could be reopened with new evidence.

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