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FIFA reduces ban on former Thai football chief

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Lausanne (AFP) – A five-year ban issued to ex-Thai football chief Worawi Makudi for “forgery and falsification” was cut by 18 months on appeal Wednesday, FIFA said.

Worawi was suspended from all football-related activities in October 2016 following his conviction of forgery in a Thai court and for failing to cooperate with a FIFA investigation.

Thailand’s Worawi vows to challenge FIFA ban

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Bangkok (AFP) – Former Thai football chief Worawi Makudi has vowed to push FIFA to lift its ban on him after an appeals court in Bangkok overturned his conviction for forgery.

Worawi, who had a long and tumultuous tenure in charge of Thai football, was banned for five years by FIFA last year following his July 2015 conviction.

Thailand’s Worawi vows to challenge FIFA ban

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Bangkok (AFP) – Former Thai football chief Worawi Makudi has vowed to push FIFA to lift its ban on him after an appeals court in Bangkok overturned his conviction for forgery.

Worawi, who had a long and tumultuous tenure in charge of Thai football, was banned for five years by FIFA last year following his July 2015 conviction.

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Thai Cup Final Fixed?

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The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) will look into an alleged match-fixing attempt in last season's FA Cup final between Buriram United and Army United, FAT president Worawi Makudi confirmed yesterday. The announcement came after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) last week informed the FAT of possible irregularities in the November match, which Buriram won 2-1.