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FIFA to ban Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for Eight years – report

Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa boss Michel Platini have been suspended for eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation.


FIFA to ban Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for Eight years

  • Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini banned by FIFA over £1.35 payment in 2011
  • Both have been fined and will be unable to run for presidency in February
  • Both protested innocence as they said the payment was made following verbal agreement, when Platini worked for Blatter between 1998 and 2002
  • Explanation rejected as ‘not convincing’ by ethics committee, who added that the evidence has not been sufficient to secure charges of corruption
  • Blatter and Platini found in breach of ‘offering and accepting gifts’, as well as violating their fiduciary duty to FIFA
  • FIFA statement also says both were in situation of conflict of interest
  • Blatter has been fined £33, 700, while Platini has been fined £53, 940
  • Blatter to appeal and take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport


Read the full story at Daily Mail, by MATT MORLIDGE



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