Amos Adamu, Beckenbauer Face FIFA Investigation

Amos Adamu, Beckenbauer Face FIFA Investigation

Former FIFA executive committee member Amos Adamu faces being sanctioned again after completing a three-year ban from football  according to reports in the United States of America and Switzerland.

FIFA's ethics committee named Adamu, Franz Beckenbauer and senior vice-president Angel Maria Villar among several football officials subject to "formal investigation proceedings relating to the suspicion of infringements." 

Further details were not provided.

Adamu's previous ban came after being implicated in corruption allegations concerning the fiercely criticised votes selecting Russia and Qatar as hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Adamu in 2010, was filmed in a British newspaper asking undercover reporters posing as bidders for $800,000 to influence his World Cup hosting vote, saying he wanted the money paid to him personally so he could finance football fields in Nigeria.

He was suspended and not allowed to take part in the December 2010 votes, then banned for three years by FIFA and failed in two appeals against his sanction.

Their cases have been passed to the adjudicatory chamber for a verdict by the ethics judge.
 

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