Fifa ethics judges open case against Thailand football official Worawi Makudi

Charges against Worawi include “forgery and falsification” and refusing to cooperate with investigators

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 July, 2016, 6:22pm
UPDATED : Friday, 22 July, 2016, 6:26pm

Fifa ethics judges have opened a case against former executive committee member Worawi Makudi of Thailand, who faces a four-year ban for alleged election forgery and other misconduct.

The Fifa ethics committee judging chamber says Worawi can request a hearing and submit evidence.

Fifa ethics prosecutors requested a ban of at least four years and a 25,000 Swiss franc (US$25,500) fine.

Charges against Worawi include “forgery and falsification” and refusing to cooperate with investigators.

The case relates to Worawi’s 2013 re-election to lead the Football Association of Thailand.

Worawi was a member of Fifa’s tainted executive committee for 18 years until Asian federations voted him out in April 2015.

He was a long time ally of former Fifa presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam.