Bin Hammam banned for life by FIFA

Bin Hammam banned for life by FIFA


Bin Hammam banned for life by FIFA

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FIFA has finally punished someone in a corruption case.

No, really, the previously unthinkable happened on Saturday after FIFA banned Mohamed Bin Hammam from soccer for life for attempting to bribe voters in the FIFA Presidential Election.

The decision wasn't really a surprise, and Bin Hammam took no part in the proceeding, skipping the Friday hearing to discuss the charges against him. The former president of the Asian Football Federation, and the leading figure behind Qatar's successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup is planning to appeal the decision.

As much as everyone would love to see the decision as a step toward FIFA cleaning up its act, there's still a lingering feeling the decision was more about payback by Sepp Blatter for Bin Hammam's attempt to dethrone him at FIFA.

What do you think of the news? Think FIFA will ever truly clean up its act? What would you do if you were banned from soccer for life?

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