Mohamed Bin Hammam, the head of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and former FIFA presidential candidate, has been banned from football for life.
An ethics committee for the sport's governing body found him guilty of attempted bribery at a two-day hearing in Zurich.
Bin Hammam rejected the decision, saying he will appeal to clear his name.
Al Jazeera's Lee Wellings reports from FIFA's headquarters in Zurich.
Source: Al Jazeera