Worawi not looking at soccer return after ban revoked by CAS

BANGKOK (AP) — Worn FIFA executive Worawi Makudi is specializing in Thailand’s total election next month fairly than a return to football after he overturned a ban from football for unproven forgery.

The Court docket of Arbitration for Sport on Monday revoked a 3 1/2-year ban imposed by FIFA for alleged wrongdoing for the length of a Soccer Affiliation of Thailand election.

Worawi, the Thailand football president from 2007-15, has entered politics and is No. 3 on the occasion listing of Prachachart Birthday celebration in the March 24 election.

“I if truth be told feel ecstatic and thankful for the justice the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport has given me,” the 67-year-old fashion Worawi said on Tuesday.

He added any involvement in sport, for now, will probably be dictated by the policies of his occasion. He modified into in no urge to system to Thai football.

“In actuality, I’m constantly ready and moving to work in the residence of sports for the community at big. But I haven’t belief to be operating for the presidency of the Soccer Affiliation of Thailand but.”

Worawi modified into accused of altering Thai soccer statutes earlier than his 2013 presidential re-election advertising and marketing campaign. He modified into a FIFA executive committee member for 18 years till being voted out by Asian member federations in 2015.

CAS reduced Worawi’s punishment to a reprimand and a enticing of 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,000) for failing to cooperate with FIFA investigators.

Asked if CAS’ resolution will earnings him in the total election, Worawi said: “I imagine folks will mark issues which enjoy took reveal to me. However the ideal thing is I enjoy proved my innocence from the resolution of the CAS and Thai Allure Court docket.”

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