Written by Staff Writer
08 Oct, 2015 | 7:53 pm
Both the top-dogs of Football, the FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA chief Michel Platini, are to face 90-day suspensions which will effectively end their reigns on the top spots. Platini, who began as a favorite in the race for the FIFA Presidency, will not be able to continue his run for the FIFA top-seat as a result of the suspension.
The investigatory chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee have recommended the sanction after the Swiss attorney general opened criminal proceedings against the 79-year-old Blatter.
Meanwhile, Blatter denies any wrongdoing and his lawyers have noted that he had “not been notified of any action”. European football chief Platini – who wants to succeed Blatter – has said the payment was “valid compensation” from his time working under the Swiss more than nine years ago.
The investigatory chamber of Fifa’s ethics committee has requested the ban and a final decision is likely to be made on Thursday (October 8) by Hans Joachim Eckert, the head of Fifa’s ethics adjudicatory chamber.
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