Hammam implicates rival Blatter

FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam has demanded that current chief Sepp Blatter be included in the investigation by the world governing body’s ethics committee.

Bin Hammam, who along with Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has been charged with bribery, claims Blatter has also been named in evidence submitted to the ethics committee ahead of a hearing on Sunday.

The 62-year-old, who is standing against Blatter in next week’s presidential election, said in a statement: “Mohamed Bin Hammam, member of the executive committee of Fifa, was surprised by accusations of bribery. He rejects these accusations and confirms that they are without substance.

“The accusations also contain statements according to which Mr Blatter, the incumbent Fifa president, was informed of, but did not oppose, payments allegedly made to members of the Caribbean Football Union.”