FIFA presidential candidate and former vice-president Chung Mong-joon has said he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after he was banned for six years by the ethics committee of soccer's world governing body on Thursday. The South Korean described the ruling in a statement as a “shameful attempt" to punish his open criticism of FIFA, which is mired in the worst corruption scandal in its 111-year history, and was a blatant miscarriage of justice. The decision will almost certainly end his hopes of running to succeed Sepp Blatter, who has been suspended from the presidency over allegations of improper payments that he denies.
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA is discussing delaying the election for their next president following the suspensions given to Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, two sources have told Reuters. The item is expected to be on the agenda of an emergency executive committee meeting which could make the decision to postpone the vote, scheduled for Feb. 26, the sources said on Friday. (Editing by: Ossian Shine)
CONAKRY (Reuters) - At least 15 people were wounded in the capital of Guinea on Friday amid gunshots in a clash between supporters of President Alpha Conde and his main rival Cellou Dalein Diallo ahead of elections on Sunday, witnesses said. The West African country has a history of election violence, and Conde earlier cancelled his last campaign rally due to security concerns, after his supporters clashed with opposition backers on Thursday, leaving at least one dead and 20 injured.