FIFA ban Makudi for three months

Former Football Association of Thailand (FAT) president Worawi Makudi has been banned for three months by FIFA and fined 3,000 Swiss francs. 

Makudi, who was hit with a 90-day suspension in October for allegedly breaching FIFA’s code of ethics, was still found to be “involved in the affairs” of the country’s football association while he was banned, according to the sport’s governing body.

Makudi, whose 90-day ban started on Monday, has denied any wrongdoing.

“The Disciplinary Committee found that he was still involved in FAT affairs during this period … and has therefore decided to ban him from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for a period of three months,” a FIFA statement said.

The 64-year-old was part of the committee that awarded Russia the 2018 World Cup and Qatar the 2022 World Cup in December 2010. He had also been part of FIFA’s executive committee for 18 years until he was voted out last year.

Makudi is one of a number of officials currently under investigation by FIFA’s ethics committee. He was also set to stand for re-election for his position in FAT, but FIFA postponed the election after dismissing FAT’s executive committee.