20 Apr 2012

Former FIFA official has long wait for appeal result

7:55 am on 20 April 2012

The former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam will have to wait another two months to find out whether his appeal against a life ban for bribery has been successful.

After a two-day hearing in Lausanne, the Court of Arbitration for Sport says a verdict is expected by the end of June.

Bin Hammam challenged Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency last year. But he withdrew his candidacy, and was then provisionally suspended, days before the June election over allegations that he had tried to buy the votes of Caribbean officials by handing them $40,000 each in brown envelopes.

Blatter was subsequently re-elected unopposed for a fourth term as FIFA president, while Bin Hammam was banned for life.