The move comes despite it emerging that a recent agreement states that Hammam
should be afforded the same treatment and privileges as the club owner when he attends any Cardiff match.
Former Bluebirds owner Sam Hammam
could be stripped of his Life Presidency
announced his surprise withdrawal despite the fact that an investigation of the Caribbean incident by the FIFA ethics committee had yet to reach a conclusion.
But, according to emails obtained by the Sunday Times and seen by the BBC, it is now clear that Bin Hammam
, 65, was lobbying on his country's behalf at least a year before the decision, said a BBC report.
May 28, 2011: Bin Hammam
withdraws from the presidential race the day before the ethics committee meeting, leaving Blatter to run unopposed.
faces new charges of bribery at the Asian Football Confederation, which claimed this week that its president's financial management was revealed in a forensic audit of the governing body's accounts.
China's Zhang Jilong has been interim AFC president since incumbent bin Hammam
was provisionally suspended last month and the AFC will meet on Friday to discuss the matter.
China's Zhang Jilong has been interim AFC president since bin Hammam
was suspended last month.
A Fifa ethics committee has banned Asian Football Confederation chief Mohamed Bin Hammam
from any football related activities for life.
Leaked details suggest "compelling circumstantial evidence" has been compiled for the ethics team against Hammam
had been suspended since May 29 pending an investigation into claims that he attempted to bribe members of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) at a meeting on the FIFA presidency campaign trail in Trinidad in May.
FIFa executive committee member Mohamed bin hammam
was banned from football for life yesterday after being found guilty of bribery by the organisation's ethics committee.
Summary: FIFA starts two-day hearing behind closed doors; Bin Hammam
says he will go to CAS if necessary; Qatari's whereabouts not disclosed - Reuters
THE eccentric reign of Sam Hammam
at Cardiff City has seen the Bluebirds labelled one of the most hated clubs in football history.
FIFA member Mohamed Bin Hammam
intends to fight allegations of bribery all the way to the bitter end.