Bin Hammam resigns and is banned for life Fifa

Tue, Dec 18, 2012, 00:00

Mohamed Bin Hammam, the former Fifa presidential candidate embroiled in corruption allegations, has resigned from all his positions in football and has been given a life ban, Fifa said yesterday.

The 63-year-old former Asian soccer chief was first banned by Fifa in July 2011 for alleged bribery during his failed bid to oust Sepp Blatter but that punishment was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in July.

This suspension is for "conflicts of interest" while he was president of the Asian Football Confederation.