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South Korea's Chung Mong-joon dismisses FIFA charges against him

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By Euronews
South Korea's Chung Mong-joon dismisses FIFA charges against him

<p>South Korea’s Chung Mong-joon has vowed to continue his bid for the <a href="http://www.fifa.com/index.html"><span class="caps">FIFA</span></a> presidency despite facing a <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/oct/06/fifa-presidential-candidate-chung-mong-joon-facing-suspension">fifteen year suspension</a> from the world footballing body. </p> <p>At a news conference in Seoul on Tuesday, Chung read out a nine page statement countering the accusations against him, which he said were simply a ploy to prevent him running for president. </p> <p>“As maliciously leaked through the media by <span class="caps">FIFA</span> insiders, I am facing suspension by the Ethics Committee for alleged wrongdoings during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process,” said Chung.</p> <p>He said the charges against him arose from his supposed “support” for South Korea’s 2022 World Cup bid when he proposed the idea of a Global Football Fund.</p> <p>He insisted his proposals had been in line with <span class="caps">FIFA</span> rules and that he had already been investigated and cleared.</p>