The former candidate for FIFA president, Mohammed bin Hammam, has been suspended for 30 days from the Asian Football Confederation on suspicion of financial wrongdoings, the AFC said on Tuesday.

The AFC announced its former president bin Hammam’s suspension after receiving an audit of its finances from an independent international audit company, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

“The PwC report deals with ... events surrounding the negotiation and execution of certain contracts and with the financial transactions made in and out of AFC bank accounts and his personal account during the tenure of bin Hammam’s presidency,” the AFC said in a statement.

The AFC Disciplinary Committee “provisionally banned bin Hammam ... from taking part in any kind of football activity (administrative, sports or any other) in the area of jurisdiction of the AFC,” it said.

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