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Thai FA chief Makudi suspended by FIFA ethics committee

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By Euronews
Thai FA chief Makudi suspended by FIFA ethics committee

The FIFA saga took another turn on Tuesday after former executive committee member Worawi Makudi was suspended for 90 days for an alleged breach of the body’s code of ethics.

The ban for Thailand’s FA president stems from an investigation into his conduct during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process.

His suspension follows that of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, Uefa chief and Fifa vice-president Michel Platini and FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke – all of whom have been provisionally suspended for three months amid corruption investigations.

Meanwhile Former FIFA secretary-general and former referee Michel Zen-Ruffinen has said he is contemplating running for the Presidency of world football’s governing body.

The Swiss, who is a fierce critic of Blatter’s, said he had been asked to stand in the February elections but stopped short of saying by whom.