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By ESPN Staff

FIFA bans Afghan official for life for sexual abuse

ZURICH -- FIFA has banned the former head of soccer in Afghanistan from the sport for life for sexually abusing female players.

Keramuudin Karim, who was president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, was also fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1 million).

The verdict came on Saturday after a meeting of the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee.

FIFA says the "investigation into Mr. Karim concerned the complaints lodged by at least five Afghani female football players, accusing him of repeated...

FIFA bans Afghanistan FA boss Keramuudin Karim after abuse reports

FIFA has provisionally banned the head of the Afghanistan Football Federation following accusations of sexual and physical abuse of female players.

In a statement, FIFA says Afghanistan Football Federation president Keramuudin Karim's 90-day suspension "may be extended pending proceedings on the merits of the case."

FIFA did not specify the details of the charge, only saying the "sanction has been imposed in connection with ongoing investigations concerning AFF officials, as reported by local authorities...

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An Afghan official said Keramuddin Keram, the head of the Afghan Football Federation, had been suspended.

The head of the Afghan Football Federation has been suspended by the country's attorney general after an investigation into allegations that members of the national women's football team were sexually abused, a spokesman for the attorney general said on Sunday.

President Ashraf Ghani ordered an investigation after the Guardian newspaper in the UK reported last week that senior figures linked to the Afghan women's team alleged some players had been molested by football federation officials.

Spokesman...

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The report in the British newspaper on Friday cited senior figures associated with the team as saying the abuse took place at the federation's headquarters in Kabul and at a training camp in Jordan last February.

The Guardian also cited Khalida Popal, a former head of...

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