FIFA Bans Qatar Football Vice President

IAS Prelims 2023

The vice-president of the Qatar Football Association (QFA) and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Saoud Al-Mohannadi has been banned by global governing body FIFA’s ethics committee from all football-related activities for one year.

The FIFA decision comes after Al-Mohannadi failed to cooperate as a witness in a third-party proceedings and, thus, he was found guilty in violation of Article 18 that regulates duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting as well as Article 4 on general obligation to collaborate of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE).

As a result, Al-Mohannadi was banned for one year and fined 20,000 Swiss francs ($19,900).