Zurich — FIFA ethics judges have opened a case against
former executive committee member Worawi Makudi of Thailand, who faces a
four-year ban for alleged election forgery and other misconduct.
The FIFA ethics committee judging chamber says Makudi can
request a hearing and submit evidence.
FIFA ethics prosecutors requested a ban of at least four
years and a 25,000 Swiss franc ($25,500) fine.
Charges against Makudi include "forgery and
falsification" and refusing to cooperate with investigators.
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The case relates to Makudi's 2013 re-election to lead the
Thailand football federation.
Makudi was a member of FIFA's tainted executive committee
for 18 years until Asian federations voted him out in April 2015.
He was a longtime ally of former FIFA presidential candidate
Mohamed bin Hammam.
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