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FIFA ethics court wants Qatari election candidate banned

Saoud Al-Mohannadi, a QFA vice president, faces charges related to duty of disclosure and general obligation to collaborate.

By: AP | Zurich |
August 26, 2016 8:15:16 pm
fifa, fifa football, football fifa, qatar, qatar football, qatar ethics, qatar football ethics, football news, football Saoud Al-Mohannadi previously passed an integrity check to be a FIFA Council candidate. (Source: Reuters file)

FIFA ethics prosecutors want a Qatari candidate for a FIFA ruling council seat to be banned for “failure to properly cooperate and provide truthful information” in an investigation.

FIFA investigators say they asked ethics judges in a final report that Saoud Al-Mohannadi be banned for “no less than two years and six months.”

The case does not involve Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid, investigators say in a statement.

Al-Mohannadi, a Qatar Football Association vice president, faces charges related to “duty of disclosure” and “general obligation to collaborate.”

He previously passed an integrity check to be a FIFA Council candidate.

Al-Mohannadi was announced on Aug. 12 by the Asian Football Confederation among four men competing for two vacant FIFA seats. The vote by AFC member federations is on Sept. 27 in Goa, India.

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