FIFA bans Blatter, Platini for eight years

Both Sepp Blatter and Michel Blatini have been banned by FIFA for eight years following abuse of their positions

FIFA bans Blatter, Platini for eight years

World Bulletin / News Desk

A FIFA court on Monday banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years after finding them guilty of abusing their positions over a $2 million payment that was made to the suspended head of European football.

Both were "immediately" banned from all football activity. Blatter, FIFA's president since 1998, was fined 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,000/46,300 euros). Platini was fined 80,000 Swiss francs.

A statement by the court said both showed "abusive execution" of their powers. In the case of Platini, the court said he "failed to act with complete credibility and integrity, showing unawareness of the importance of his duties."


Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Aralık 2015, 11:12