Saoud Al-Mohannadi can request a hearing with ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert.

ZURICH — FIFA’s ethics judge has opened a case against a high-ranking Qatari official who is seeking a seat on world football’s ruling council.

FIFA said Qatar Football Association vice president Saoud Al-Mohannadi can request a hearing with judge Hans-Joachim Eckert.

FIFA prosecutors asked Eckert last month to ban Al-Mohannadi for “no less than two years and six months” for not telling the truth and not cooperating properly with an ethics investigation.

The case does not involve Qatar’s 2022 World…

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