CAS confirms Amadou Diakite's appeal against Fifa ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne is sport's highest court

Mali's Amadou Diakite has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) against his two-year Fifa ban.

The court has confirmed receipt of Diakite's request to annul a ban imposed for corruption during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests.

The Malian is the third former Fifa executive committee member to appeal to Cas among six who were suspended by Fifa's ethics court last November.

Nigeria's Amos Adamu is appealing his three-year ban for soliciting bribes.

He was suspended before the World Cup vote and later lost his place representing Africa on Fifa's 24-member ruling panel.

Tongan official Ahongalu Fusimalohi has challenged his two-year ban for advising the reporters on how to bribe Fifa officials.

Cas has yet to fix dates for the three hearings.

Sport's highest court has not received an appeal from former Fifa vice-president Reynald Temarii of Tahiti.

Temarii received a one-year Fifa ban for breaching confidentiality rules but was cleared of corruption charges.

Meanwhile, Tunisian lawyer Slim Aloulou appears unlikely to challenge his one-year ban arising from the Sunday Times' revelations.

Fifa says that Aloulou has not requested details of its appeals committee's full ruling on his case, which would form the basis of a challenge to Cas.

Aloulou lost his position chairing Fifa's disputes resolution panel.

The sixth suspended official, Ismail Bhamjee of Botswana, accepted his four-year ban imposed by Fifa's ethics panel.

Fifa's ethics court handed Diakite a three-year ban, which was reduced to two on appeal.

Fifa chose Russia to host the 2018 World Cup and awarded the 2022 rights to Qatar.

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