Qatar Football Association vice-president Saoud Al-Mohannadi has been banned from all football activities for a year by FIFA.

Al-Mohannadi was given the sanction by FIFA's ethics committee for failing to cooperate with an investigation into a third party.

Proceedings against Al-Mohannadi, who became a vice-president of the powerful Asian Football Confederation in September, was opened in July and two months later ethics investigators recommended that he be given a two-and-a-half-year ban.

The ethics committee's adjudicatory chamber, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, has opted for the more lenient sentence of a year and a 20,000 Swiss francs fine, but this still represents a major embarrassment for Qatar.

Al-Mohannadi was the QFA's general secretary in 2010 when it won the FIFA vote to host the 2022 World Cup, and he had hoped to represent Qatar's interests on the new FIFA Council as preparations for the tournament proceed.

It is not clear why he has refused to cooperate with the separate investigation, or who is under investigation, but in September he told local media he was confident he would be cleared of any wrongdoing.