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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.”

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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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Swiss Prosecutors Open Investigation Into FIFA Head Blatter

Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Joseph Blatter, the head of world soccer body FIFA, on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation, the Swiss attorney general’s office (OAG) said on Friday. As the corruption probe at FIFA widened,

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Visa, Coke, Bud Turn Up Heat on FIFA, Demand Transparency

Representatives from five major World Cup sponsors put the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on notice that they expect widespread reform and transparency after a bribery scandal unearthed earlier this year rocked the organization.

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Watch: Romney Dodges Question About Being Next FIFA President

Appearing on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney responded to the question about whether or not he would be the next FIFA president to replace Sepp Blatter, who, shortly after being re-elected, announced he

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