Removing the former U.S. Attorney for New York who is investigating potential corruption in FIFA’s World Cup location voting would have “created a terrible picture,” said Jerome Valcke, the second most-senior executive at the world soccer governing body.
Jack Warner, the former FIFA vice president who quit soccer’s governing body amid a bribery investigation, applauded the top sports court’s decision to overturn former Asian soccer head Mohamed Bin Hammam’s life ban.
Mohamed Bin Hammam said he’ll fight to clear his name again after FIFA opened a new investigation into its former presidential candidate, who had his lifetime ban from soccer annulled by the top sports court last month.
Mohamed bin Hammam, who challenged Sepp Blatter for the presidency of soccer’s governing body, lost an appeal against his lifetime ban from the sport, FIFA said today. He’ll now appeal to sport’s top court, his lawyer said.