(WFI) Former FIFA vice president Mong Joon Chung is taking his case against football’s governing body to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
“In his appeal to the CAS, Dr. Chung seeks the annulment of the decision taken by the FIFA Appeal Committee in which he was suspended from all football-related activities at national and international level for five years,” CAS said in a statement on Monday.
Chung was originally suspended for six years and fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($99,680) in October 2015 following an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. He was found guilty of breaking five articles of FIFA’s code of ethics.
The FIFA Appeal Committee announced in July 2016 that it had reduced the ban to five years and cut the fine in half, ruling that there was not enough evidence to support a breach of one of the five ethics violations. But the reduction is clearly not enough for Chung, who denies any wrongdoing.
Chung, who served as FIFA vice president from 1994 to 2011, saw his bid to run for FIFA president to replace Sepp Blatter scuppered by his suspension.
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By INSIDER Gerard Farek
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