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Monday, May 30

Corruption Inquiry Leads FIFA to Bar Two More Officials

The New York Times Suspended indefinitely on Sunday were Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar, who sought to challenge Blatter, 75, for the FIFA presidency, and Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago, a longtime power broker in the federation.

Bin Hammam and Warner were accused of offering cash gifts of $40,000 apiece to about two dozen officials representing soccer federations in the Caribbean at a meeting held in Trinidad on May 10-11. In return, the officials were expected to vote for Bin Hammam as FIFA president.