2 March 2017
Harold Mayne-Nicholls, former President of the Chilean Football Association and former Chairman of the FIFA Evaluation Group for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup bids filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 27 February 2017 against the of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Mr Mayne-Nicholls is appealing a decision issued by the FIFA Appeal Committee dated 7 April 2016 (with reasons notified on 8 February 2017), in which he was banned from taking part in any football-related activity for a period of three years.
Harold Mayne-Nicholls seeks the annulment of the challenged decision and has filed a request for provisional measures in order to stay the execution of the challenged decision while the CAS proceedings are in progress. A preliminary decision on this point will be issued in due course.