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FIFA expects corruption enquiry findings in July

FIFA president Sepp Blatter expects a verdict from the committee investigating the corruption scandal that has rocked world football's governing body to be delivered in July, reports Sport Business. The investigation will look into the conduct of Qatari Mohamed Bin Hammam, who is accused of having bribed FIFA officials in his failed campaign to oust Blatter as FIFA president.

Blatter also clarified that the inquiry would not cover Jack Warner, who resigned as FIFA vice-president a week ago.

"The ethical committee is working on it and will come to a decision during the course of July," said Blatter, according to AFP.

Both Warner and Bin Hammam were provisionally suspended by FIFA on May 29 after allegations of bribery emerged. Warner, the head of the Caribbean, North and Central American Federation (CONCACAF), resigned a week ago.

"We know that he has resigned, so there will be no inquiry into him," Blatter added.

A FIFA report seen by the Press Association suggested there was "overwhelming evidence" that Bin Hammam had attempted to bribe officials during his presidential campaign. The leaked report by FIFA's ethics committee also stated that Warner was "an accessory to corruption".

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