Fifa ‘want Platini life-ban’

Football

It had originally been thought that suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter and vice-presidentMichel Platini could face seven-year bans from football if found guilty of corruption claims.

However, today’s news – claimed, it is important to remember, by Platini’s lawyer – suggests Fifa wants to go much further and ban the Uefa chief for life.

We’ll bring you more on this story as it happens.

Fifa ‘wants Platini life-ban’

Football

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Michel Platini is serving a 90-day suspension on corruption charges over a $2 million payment he received from Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who is also suspended

Platini’s lawyer Thibaud d’Ales described Fifa’s life ban demand as a “scandal” and “excessive”.

Blatter’s representatives refused to comment on whether the same request has been made against the Swiss official.

Fifa’s investigatory chamber announced on Monday that it has opened a case and a decision is expected to be handed down next month.

Until then Platini is forbidden to take part in the race to become Blatter’s successor as president of Fifa.

Fifa ‘wants Platini life-ban’

Football

Some big news being reported by the AFP news agency.

Fifa’s ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini to be banned for life over a suspect payment, says the European football chief’s own lawyer

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