Zurich: The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's independent ethics committee has opened formal adjudicatory proceedings against Qatar Football Association (QFA) vice president Saoud Al-Mohannadi.
The committee, under its chairman Hans-Joachim Eckert, has opened "formal adjudicatory proceedings against Al-Mohannadi, based on the final report submitted by the investigatory chamber", a media release said on Tuesday, reports Sputnik.
The investigatory chamber of the independent committee issued a report on August 26 revealing Al-Mohannadi's failure to provide truthful information to the chamber in the framework of an investigation that is not related to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup hosting rights to Qatar.
The report recommended imposing a ban of at least two years and six months as well as a fine of no less than $20,000 on the official for violation of the world football governing body FIFA's code of ethics.
Al-Mohannadi was provided with the report and invited to submit his position on the issue.