Bin Hammam appeal set for next week- 9 Sep 2011 00:00:00
Football’s world governing body FIFA has revealed that Mohamed bin Hammam's appeal against his life ban from football for bribery will be heard next week.
Bin Hammam is challenging a ruling by FIFA's ethics committee in July that he arranged to bribe Caribbean voters with $40,000 to back his election campaign against FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
Bin Hammam could choose to skip the hearing after declining to attend his ethics hearing which he denounced as a "kangaroo court" after being convicted.
He was represented by lawyers from the United States and Switzerland.
Bin Hammam ended his election bid days before the June vote, then FIFA imposed a provisional suspension which removed him from its executive committee and as AFC president.