FIFA bans Indian official for accepting a bribe

FIFA's ethics committee has banned Indian official Alberto Colaco the former general secretary of the Indian football federation, because he accepted a payment in the context of the elections for Mohamed bin Hammam's executive committee seat in 2009. FIFA says Colaco was India's voting delegate at the election in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and he violated several rules including bribery and corruption. Bin Hammam beat Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain in the election that was marred by allegations of vote-buying from both candidates' supporters. Shaikh Salman eventually won a FIFA board seat in 2013 after Bin Hammam was banned for life by the ethics committee for financial wrongdoing involving Asian Football Confederation accounts.