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Former FIFA VP Temarii banned 8 years for taking money

ZURICH -- FIFA has banned former vice president Reynald Temarii for eight years for taking Qatari power-broker Mohamed bin Hammam's money to pay legal costs in a corruption case linked to the 2022 World Cup vote.

Temarii breached five sections of FIFA's ethics code when he accepted €305,640 ($343,000) from Bin Hammam in January 2011, FIFA said on Wednesday in announcing the ethics committee's verdict.

By agreeing to fund Temarii's legal fight against FIFA in the weeks before the World Cup vote,...