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Blatter & Platini Provisionally Banned by FIFA Ethics Committee




61st FIFA Congress - Opening Ceremony

FIFA President Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini have been provisionally banned from all football activities for 90 days by the organisation’s Ethics Committee.

In further sanctions, FIFA Secretary General, Jerome Valcke, had been suspended for 90 days, while South Korean former FIFA Vice-President, Chung Mong Joon, had also been banned for six years by the Committee’s adjudicatory chamber.

A statement said the duration of the bans may be extended for an additional period not exceeding 45 days, which would cover the FIFA extraordinary congress to elect a successor to Blatter in Zurich on Feb. 26.

Report says Platini and Chung are two of the three candidates so far standing for election, while the other is Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan.

The Ethics Committee said the bans were with immediate effect “and cover all football activities on a national and international level.

“This will include the draw in Paris on Dec. 12 for Euro 2016, a showcase for UEFA pesident Platini,’’ the Ethics Committee said.

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1 Comment

  1. Gistyinka Blog

    October 8, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Nice approached by the Ethics Committee of FIFA , but the appointment of CAF president as acting president is something else.

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