FIFA uphold bans
Published : 04 Feb 2011 16:30:13
FIFA's appeals committee has upheld bans on two executive committee members who had suspensions imposed following the Sunday Times investigation into World Cup bidding.
Nigeria's Amos Adamu had appealed against a three-year ban imposed for corruption and Reynald Temarii, from Tahiti, had contested a one-year ban for breaching FIFA rules.
FIFA said in a statement: "The FIFA Appeal Committee, under the chairmanship of judge Larry Mussenden (Bermuda), has confirmed the decisions taken by the ethics committee on 17 November 2010 regarding the bans on Reynald Temarii and Amos Adamu - who were at the time FIFA vice-president and FIFA executive committee member - for a breach of the FIFA code of ethics."
Three former FIFA ethics committee members Slim Aloulou, Amadou Diakite and Ahongalu Fusimalohi, had their suspensions reduced but the decisions upheld.