CONCACAF suspends acting president Austin



NEW YORK (AP) — The CONCACAF soccer confederation has provisionally banned acting president Lisle Austin of Barbados for allegedly violating rules.

CONCACAF says it will ask FIFA to extend Austin’s suspension from soccer duties worldwide until his full hearing on July 13. It did not specify details of the case.

Austin took the interim presidency after longtime leader Jack Warner of Trinidad was suspended by FIFA last Sunday. CONCACAF represents North and Central America and the Caribbean.

FIFA is investigating Warner and Mohamed bin Hammam for allegedly bribing Caribbean voters during Bin Hamman’s failed bid for the FIFA presidency.

CONCACAF’s New York headquarters and general secretary Chuck Blazer have traded legal threats with Austin all week.

CONCACAF says vice president Alfredo Hawit is acting leader.