Mohamed Bin Hammam has withdrawn his candidacy against Sepp Blatter for the upcoming election of the FIFA President because of the bribery allegations against his person.
Cologne (SID) - Mohamed Bin Hammam has withdrawn his candidacy against incumbent Sepp Blatter for the upcoming next Wednesday election of the FIFA President because of the bribery allegations against his person. The 62-year-old Katarer announced this on his site (mohamedbinhammam.com). "The recent incidents have hurt me in terms of official and private and disappointed", it is said in a statement, Bin Hammam: "I can not allow that the image of FIFA is drawn more and more in the dirt." "Therefore I have decided to withdraw my candidacy."
The FIFA Ethics Committee had on Wednesday a procedure against Bin Hammam initiated, Exko Member Jack Warner and two officials of the Football Association of the Caribbean CFU. Bin Hammam is accused that was reached in the course of the presidential election at a meeting organised by Warner the CFU on 10 and 11 may in Trinidad to corrupt agreements.
Bin Hammam and Warner should have offered 40,000 dollars (28,000 euros) various associations, if they vote in the vote on June 1 in Zurich for the Blatter Challenger. Already after the double award of the World Cup 2018 and 2022 were behind the scenes bribery against Bin Hammam according to become.
On Sunday, the accused before the Ethics Committee must answer to with the Chairman Peter Damaseb in Zurich. According to the Commission there is a suspicion, that Bin Hammam and co. have possibly violated the ethics code of the FIFA.
Thus S. Blatter is a fourth term in Office of 75th Joseph at the top of the World Football Association nothing in the way. According to rumors, Blatter wants to remain only two years in Office and then for UEFA President Michel Platini the way make free.
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