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Worawi Makudi (Thai: วรวีร์ มะกูดี) (born 29 November 1951 in Thailand), also referred to in the Thai media as Bung Yee (Thai: บังยี, rtgsBang Yi) is a Thai football official. He was a member of the FIFA Council from 1997 to 2015. He served as the Football Association of Thailand's General Secretary from 1996 to 2007, before being elected president in 2007. In October 2015 Makudi was suspended by FIFA Ethics Committee from all football activities for 90 days. In February 2016 he was banned by FIFA Disciplinary Committee for three months after it was found that he had breached the previous ban. In October 2016 Makudi was banned by FIFA Ethics Committee for five years and fined 10,000 Swiss Francs for forgery and falsification.


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Early life and career

Makudi is a member of the Thai Muslim minority. He attended Amnuaysin high school, where he became interested in football and was recruited into the school team. He studied at the National University of Kuwait, financed by the government of Kuwait, and was selected to join the University's football team.

National and international football

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Makudi served as the Thai Football Association's General Secretary from 1996 to 2007, before being elected president in 2007. He was a member of FIFA Council from 1997-2015.

Corruption allegations

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In May 2011, Lord Triesman gave evidence in the British Parliament that Makudi had demanded the TV rights to a friendly between England and the Thai national team in return for voting for England to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This led to an inquiry set up by the Football Association, where Triesman repeated the allegation of corruption by referring to his parliamentary evidence. Makudi then tried to sued Triesman for libel, claiming that the allegations were not true and that his reputation had been tarnished. However the case was dismissed on the grounds of abuse of process, which was confirmed by a higher court.


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