FIFA on Wednesday banned Mongolian football chief Ganbold Buyannemekh for five years for taking bribes to vote for former Qatari official Mohamed bin Hammam in an election for the world body.

In a statement, FIFA said the Mongolian would be barred from “any kind of football-related activity at national and international level” during the period of punishment.

Buyannemekh was found guilty of requesting and receiving payments from disgraced former AsianFootball Confederation chief and FIFA executive member Bin Hammam.

The offences occurred during the 2009 elections for the FIFA executive at the Asian FootballConfederation Congress, as well as during the FIFA presidential election in 2011. – Agence France-Presse

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