Soccer FIFA Bin Hammam

December 17, 2012 - 5:33 PM
FILE - In this May 10, 2011 file picture Mohamed bin Hammam, chief of the Asian Football Confederation, talks to local media in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam resigned from all football-related positions and was banned for life by world football’s governing body following “repeated violations” of its code of ethics while head of the Asian Football Confederation, it has been reported Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Bin Hammam, who is an executive committee member, sent a resignation letter to both FIFA and the AFC on Dec. 15. The 63-year-old Qatari has also been fighting a life ban imposed by FIFA following allegations that he offered bribes to voters when running against incumbent Sepp Blatter in the presidential election. (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File)