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FIFA panel imposes one-year ban on Qatar's Al-Mohannadi

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News 16 Nov 2016, 21:12 IST
Raindrops flow down on a logo in front of FIFA's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo
Raindrops flow down on a logo in front of FIFA's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's ethics watchdog has banned Saoud Al-Mohannadi, vice-president of the Qatar Football Association and a vice-president of the Asian Football Confederation, from soccer for a year for failing to cooperate as a witness, it said on Wednesday.

The adjudicatory chamber of world soccer body FIFA's ethics committee also fined him 20,000 Swiss francs ($19,940), it said in a statement.

Qatar's Football Association said in August it fully backed Al-Mohannadi after a FIFA investigator recommended he be banned from the game for at least 2-1/2 years over allegations of non-cooperation with an inquiry.

($1 = 1.0030 Swiss francs)

(Reporting by Michael Shields)

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