Michel Platini

FIFA Reduces Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini Bans

Sepp Blatter, former FIFA president, and Michel Platini, the president of the Union of European Football Associations from 2007 until 2015, who were originally banned from soccer for eight years after being found guilty of a conflict of interest in a two million Swiss franc deal, had their sentences reduced to six years by the FIFA Appeal Committee.

A FIFA appeals committee has reduced the bans against Sepp Blatter (L) and Michel Platini from eight to six years

Sepp Blatter: ‘I’ve Finished My Work in Football’

On the day after the organization that he has led for all of the 21st century banned him for eight years, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, 79, made the ban academic, announcing his retirement from soccer. He declared, “I’ve finished my work in football.”

The Associated Press

Blatter and Platini Banned by FIFA for Eight Years

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA’s ethics committee banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years from all soccer-related activities in verdicts announced Monday. Platini’s bid to succeed Blatter as FIFA president in a Feb. 26 election is now likely ended.

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