FIFA panel imposes one-year ban on Qatari official Al-Mohannadi

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FIFA's ethics watchdog has handed a one-year ban to Saoud Al-Mohannadi, a high-ranking Qatari and Asian soccer official, for failing to cooperate as a witness with an investigation, it said on Wednesday.

Al-Mohannadi, a vice-president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Qatar Football Association (QFA), had previously been barred from standing for a place on the FIFA Council while his conduct over the matter was investigated.

The ethics committee said in a statement that Al-Mohannadi "did not cooperate with the investigatory chamber in the proceedings against a third party" and had infringed two articles of the FIFA code of ethics.

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