Bin Hammam to appeal over ban

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Mohamed bin Hammam has dismissed his life ban from football as being imposed by a "kangaroo court" and described the sentence as an act of revenge for his attempt to challenge Sepp Blatter for Fifa's presidency.

The Qatari was found guilty by Fifa's Ethics Committee on bribery charges and became the most senior Fifa official to be banned and the fourth from the organisation's ruling Executive Committee.

He will put his case to Fifa's appeals committee – "another kangaroo court," according to Bin Hammam (left) – then take it to the Court of Arbitration to Sport (CAS) and if that too goes against him, he will move on to the Swiss courts. Bin Hammam said: "The ban for life, that shows how much these people are angry, how much they are full of revenge."