Bin Hammam appeals to CAS against FIFA life ban

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Mohamed bin Hammam has asked sport’s highest court to overturn the life ban imposed by FIFA for alleged election bribery.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has registered bin Hammam’s appeal. No date has been set for the hearing.

FIFA expelled bin Hammam from soccer in July after its ethics committee found him guilty of attempting to bribe Caribbean voters during his election challenge to FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

The candidate from Qatar withdrew his bid after the scandal emerged in May.

FIFA’s appeal panel rejected bin Hammam’s first challenge to his sentence in September.

Bin Hammam then said on Twitter that he would proceed to CAS “where from now on I will be equal to my rival.”