FIFA sets bribery case hearings for July 22

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ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says Mohamed bin Hammam will face its ethics committee July 22 to answer allegations of bribery during his presidential election campaign.

FIFA says bin Hammam, the suspended Asian Football Confederation preisdent, and Caribbean Football Union employees Debbie Minguell and Jason Sylvester have been sent copies of a report by FIFA investigators and have been invited to respond before their hearings.

The ethics panel will begin its deliberations the next day, FIFA says.

The three are accused of involvement in a plot to bribe Caribbean football officials ahead of Bin Hammam’s election challenge to FIFA President Sepp Blatter.