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Top European clubs play down talk of Super League plans

PARIS (AP) Europe's top football clubs say they have no plans to set up a Super League of elite teams to replace the Champions League. European Club Association vice chairman Umberto Gandini said after a meeting of 143 members in Paris that ''we are not designing anything at the moment.'' ECA leaders have helped fueled recent speculation during talks with UEFA about changing...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

French Football Federation backs Infantino for FIFA head

PARIS (AP) In the absence of the banned Michel Platini, the French Football Federation is supporting Gianni Infantino in his bid to become the next FIFA president. Federation president Noel Le Graet says on Friday that 11 of the 12 members of its executive committee have agreed to support the UEFA general secretary in the Feb. 26 election. Le Graet says ''Gianni has all the qualities...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA to delay elections until conclusion of Platini appeal

UEFA will not hold an election to replace Michel Platini as its president until the appeals process against the Frenchman's eight-year ban has been exhausted.Platini was banned along with FIFA president Sepp Blatter last month over a £1.3million payment he received from FIFA in 2011. He has appealed to FIFA's appeals committee and is expected to go to the Court of Arbitration for...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Celebrate National Hug Day with these wonderfully awkward sports hugs

Sometimes you just need a hug in life, and because every day is a day these days, today is National Hug Day. With that, we thought it would be nice to embrace the day and wrap our arms around the sweet caress of some of the best, and worst, hugs in sports. There is no better (read: worse) hugger in sports than NFL commissioner Roger Googell. Goodell and his image experts decided...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Suspended and banned, Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini still being paid by FIFA and UEFA

Sepp Blatter continues to be handsomely paid by FIFA despite being banned for eight years from the game for being a complete embarrassment to the organization and sport. How does he do it? An exclusive report from Reuters says Blatter is still receiving his normal president’s salary from FIFA. Blatter was suspended by the world’s governing body for soccer last October amid ethics...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA appeals for lifetime bans on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini

When a group of four FIFA ethics judges banned (then) FIFA president Sepp Blatter and (then) FIFA vice-president Michel Platini for eight years, many people felt that they deserved to be banned for life. It seems as if FIFA is listening because FIFA ethics prosecutors will appeal and look to seek lifetime bans for the two officials. Prosecutors say that they are appealing the ruling...
Via Bloguin Best
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

FIFA appeals for lifetime bans on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini

When a group of four FIFA ethics judges banned (then) FIFA president Sepp Blatter and (then) FIFA vice-president Michel Platini for eight years, many people felt that they deserved to be banned for life. It seems as if FIFA is listening because FIFA ethics prosecutors will appeal and look to seek lifetime bans for the two officials. Prosecutors say that they are appealing the...
Via The Comeback
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

FIFA investigators to seek longer Blatter, Platini bans

FIFA corruption investigators will demand an extension to the eight-year bans ordered against world football leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini last month, a spokesman said Tuesday. The anti-corruption investigators had originally sought a life ban against the two most powerful men in football over a two million Swiss franc ($2 million/1.8 million euro) payment that Blatter...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

FIFA prosecutors to appeal for tougher Blatter, Platini bans

ZURICH (AP) FIFA ethics prosecutors will appeal to increase the 8-year bans for Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, arguing they are too lenient. The counter-challenge revives the prospect of life bans. Blatter and Platini have said they will also appeal. The ethics committee's investigatory chamber says it ''intends to appeal'' the sanctions imposed last month by four FIFA ethics...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Blatter, Platini bans explained by FIFA judges

ZURICH --Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been sent full written reasons for their eight-year bans from football, FIFA's ethics committee judges said on Saturday.Lawyers for Blatter and Platini can now use the document to file formal appeals with FIFA.FIFA refused Platini's request last month to bypass its process and appeal directly to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.''The...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

FIFA ethics judges send written verdict to Blatter, Platini

ZURICH (AP) Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been sent full written reasons for their eight-year bans from football, FIFA's ethics committee judges said on Saturday. Lawyers for Blatter and Platini can now use the document to file formal appeals with FIFA. FIFA refused Platini's request last month to bypass its process and appeal directly to the Court of Arbitration for Sport...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Suspended UEFA chief Platini withdraws from FIFA presidential race

Michel Platini is giving up his bid to become the next FIFA president.Platini told The Associated Press on Thursday that he remains determined to overturn the eight-year ban he was handed by FIFA's ethics committee last month, but that the deadline for the Feb. 26 election is too short and renders his candidacy impossible.Platini's bid to succeed Sepp Blatter and take football's...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Platini may face further FIFA probe after Dubai trip

Banned UEFA president Michel Platini could face further investigation from FIFA's ethics committee after attending an awards ceremony and conference in Dubai on Sunday despite being barred from all football activity.Platini was handed an eight-year ban from the game by the ethics committee on December 21.However, the Frenchman attended the Globe Soccer Awards organized by the Dubai...
Via Fox Sports
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

FIFA tells Platini he can't appeal directly to sports court

ZURICH -- FIFA told Michel Platini on Tuesday that he cannot bypass its appeals process by challenging his eight-year ban directly at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Platini had been hoping to cut out the required FIFA appeals procedure as he races to try to overturn his ban before the Feb. 26 presidential election.FIFA said it wrote to Platini's lawyers on Tuesday to confirm...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Platini says he has been "kicked in the teeth" by FIFA ban

Suspended UEFA president Michel Platini says he has been "kicked in the teeth" after being banned from football-related activity for eight years by FIFA.The Frenchman is to appeal the decision handed down by the world governing body's Independent Ethics Committee on Monday to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The UEFA chief and FIFA president Sepp Blatter were both initially given...
Via Fox Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

French sports minister stands by Platini, regrets suspension

PARIS (AP) France's sports minister says he supports Michel Platini and regrets his eight-year ban from world soccer. Platini, the president of European football's governing body UEFA - which is staging the European Championship in France next year, was suspended on Monday along with FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Sports minister Patrick Kanner said Tuesday on Europe-1 radio that...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Investigators used special software to find Blatter and Platini’s secret payment

FIFA investigators used special software for financial watchdogs to catch the $2 million transfer that led to the ban on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, a source close to soccer’s world governing body said. Unleashing the Swiss-developed program which can analyze thousands of accounts in double quick time highlights the lengths now being taken to track doubtful money transfers...
Via World Soccer Talk
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini promise to fight their eight-year bans

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini vowed to keep fighting FIFA in courts after being suspended for eight years over ethics violations on Monday. Blatter, FIFA’s president since 1998, said he had been “betrayed” by the world body’s ethics committee which he helped set up and accused judges of ignoring key evidence he believes should have cleared his name. The 79-year-old Swiss...
Via World Soccer Talk
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

FIFA bans Blatter and Platini for 8 years

FIFA bans Blatter and Platini for 8 years - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Fifa president Sepp Blatter and UEFA boss Michel Platini have been suspended for eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation. The committee found that: “Mr Blatter, in his position as president of Fifa, authorised the payment to Mr Platini which had no legal basis...
Via Soccerlens
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Blatter, Platini expected to appeal eight-year FIFA bans

Walking into his own press conference after the sport he helped build and whose reputation he subsequently destroyed suspended him, long-time FIFA president Sepp Blatter wore a Band-Aid below his right eye. He might as well have sported a black eye on both sides. Earlier on Monday morning, Blatter had been notified by FIFA’s Ethics Committee – haha, that’s a real thing ...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Platini will appeal eight-year ban, calls it a 'true mockery'

PARIS --UEFA President Michel Platini says he will appeal his 8-year ban from football at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.In statement, Platini describes the FIFA ethics commission's procedure against him as a ''true mockery.'' He said it had been ''orchestrated... by governing bodies that I know well'' to tarnish him.Platini, a FIFA vice president, said his fate had been sealed...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Platini will appeal 8-year ban, calls it a 'true mockery'

PARIS (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini says he will appeal his 8-year ban from football at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In statement, Platini describes the FIFA ethics commission's procedure against him as a ''true mockery.'' He said it had been ''orchestrated... by governing bodies that I know well'' to tarnish him. Platini, a FIFA vice president, said his fate had...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

UEFA President Michel Platini says he will appeal 8-year ban, calls it a 'true mockery'

PARIS (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini says he will appeal 8-year ban, calls it a `true mockery'
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

FIFA bans Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini from soccer for eight years

A FIFA ethics tribunal on Monday banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years saying they had abused their positions over a 2 million Swiss francs payment made to Platini. The sentence against the two most powerful men in football stunningly highlighted the troubles faced by the world’s most popular sport where billions of dollars have been invested in recent years. Blatter...
Via World Soccer Talk
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Cheat Sheet: FIFA bans, Cardinals romp & Week 15 playoff berths

FIFA bans, cheap shots, man-made wave pools, and a roundup of the main stories from Week 16 in the NFL. It’s Monday’s Cheat Sheet… giddy up. FIFA bans Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for 8 years Huge news in the soccer world on early Monday morning, as FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini were banned eight years by the FIFA ethics committee, after...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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