FIFA ethics committee to appeal against Blatter and Platini’s eight-year bans

Published: Tuesday 12th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini could face even longer bans after FIFA’s ethics investigatory chamber confirmed it is appealing to increase the eight-year suspensions handed down to the two most powerful people in world football.

Blatter and Platini have themselves appealed against the eight-year bans imposed by the ethics committee’s adjudicatory chamber last month, but now face a counter-appeal from the investigators who had originally sought a lifetime ban.

The bans were imposed over a £1.3million payment made to UEFA president Platini, signed off by FIFA president Blatter, in 2011 which they said was to settle a verbal agreement made 13 years beforehand.

A spokesman for FIFA’s ethics investigatory chamber told Press Association Sport: “I can confirm that we intend to appeal.”

FIFA’s appeal committee will hear the appeals from Blatter, Platini and the investigatory chamber. The case can then go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Published: Tuesday 12th January 2016 by The News Editor

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