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    Bin Hammam resigns, FIFA bans him

    Mohamed Bin Hammam, the former FIFA presidential candidate embroiled in corruption allegations, has resigned from all his positions in football and has been banned from the game for life, FIFA said on Monday.

    "In view of the fact that under the new FIFA Code of Ethics, the FIFA Ethics Committee remains competent to render a decision even if a person resigns," a FIFA statement said.

    "The Adjudicatory Chamber decided to ban Mohamed Bin Hammam from all football-related activity for life," statement said.