Tag Archives: Michel Platini

Platini and Blatter banned by FIFA ethics committee

Fifa’s ethics committee has banned both Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for a period of eight years from ‘all football-related activity.’  The bans, which commence immediately, are in response to a payment made by Blatter to Platini in 2011. The amount was a reported two million swiss francs (£1.3m), and is also the subject of a criminal investigation by Swiss …

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Eight candidates submit for FIFA presidency

A frantic last day ended with eight candidates submitting applications to become the outgoing Sepp Blatter’s replacement at Fifa, including the Uefa General Secretary, Gianni Infantino. Confusingly, Michel Platini, the current President of Uefa, has submitted his own application despite an ongoing a 90 day ban concerning an investigation into a disputed payment of £1.3m in 2011. Despite the ban …

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Michel Platini no longer favourite to replace Sepp Blatter

Bookmakers across the board have increased their odds for Michel Platini to replace the outgoing Sepp Blatter as FIFA President. This comes after news that Swiss prosecutors are investigating Blatter for a payment made to Platini. Blatter, who’s been in charge of the world governing body of football since 1998, is due to step down in February 2016. The investigation …

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Blatter the hot favourite for FIFA re-election

For a long time, the FIFA Presidential election has been little more than a formality with no real competitor to challenge Sepp Blatter’s dominance. This year had seemed an altogether different story however; and moreover one of the busiest election campaigns in decades in terms of those throwing their hat into the ring. Backed by the might of Paddy Power, …

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