Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon wins appeal at CAS
Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon has received his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to be allowed to work once more in soccer.
The courtroom says it lowered the South Korean official’s five-year sanction for “improper lobbying” throughout the 2022 World Cup bidding course of, and not totally cooperating in a subsequent investigation of all candidates, to 15 months.
CAS says Chung’s ban successfully expired final month.
The courtroom says any violations have been dedicated to “a far lesser degree” than FIFA’s ethics committee had judged.
Chung hoped to be a FIFA presidential candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter when an investigation of him was introduced in 2015.
Chung is a member of the household which owns World Cup sponsor Hyundai. His cousin, Chung Mong-gyu, has since been elected to the FIFA Council.