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Former Bin Hammam aide suspended by Fifa in bribery probe

Published on Oct 3, 2012 5:47 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - An official who works for Mohamed Bin Hammam has been suspended from all football-related activity for failing to cooperate with an investigation into the former Fifa presidential candidate, the governing body said yesterday.

Najeeb Chirakal, who works for the Qatar Football Association, has been banned by Fifa's ethics committee for two months - or until he cooperates with the proceedings - whichever comes first, Fifa said in a statement.

Bin Hammam is being investigated over alleged bribery claims during his campaign to unseat Fifa president Sepp Blatter in last year's presidential election.

The 63-year-old Qatari also faces allegations of financial mismanagement in his role as Asian Football Confederation president.

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