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Bin Hammam furious at FIFA delay

Bin Hammam furious at FIFA delay
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Mohamed Bin Hammam blasts FIFA for "suspicious delay" in releasing the reasons behind lifetime ban.

Mohamed Bin Hammam has hit out at FIFA after delaying the reasons as to why they issued him a lifetime ban from football.

The governing body banned the Qatari from FIFA after they discovered he was offering bribes to various officials.

The 62-year-old is not permitted to appeal the ban until the full reasons for the decision have been disclosed. However, FIFA are yet to issue them.

"Although FIFA was keen to introduce the sanctions against me immediately, it has been in much less of a hurry to publish the reasons behind its decision,” Bin Hammam said in a statement.

"This delay is suspicious in that it gives FIFA the time to devise a justification for a decision that it was always going to make anyway. This is also outrageous as FIFA has been quick to publicise my guilt while holding up my opportunity to appeal.

"FIFA is therefore violating its own rules by seeking to enforce an order before issuing a decision explaining its grounds.

"I therefore call on FIFA to produce its reasoned decision as soon as possible and I also renew the request that was made on July 23 to release a full transcript of the hearing to the media, for the sake of transparency."

Bin Hammam was a member of the 24-man executive committee for 15 years.

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