Michel Platini to resign as UEFA president, FIFA ban shortened

Michel Platini will be on the outside looking in when Europe’s best soccer players strut their stuff in his backyard. Platini said Monday he’ll resign as president of UEFA after the Court of Arbitration for Sport denied his bid to overturn his FIFA ban, according to the Associated Press. The CAS cut Platini’s FIFA ban from six years to four, meaning he’ll play no formal...
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

FIFA reduces Sepp Blatter’s ban to six years on appeal

FIFA is willing to welcome Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini back into the world soccer family on Oct. 8, 2021, and that’s its final decision. FIFA’s Appeal Committee announced on its website Wednesday it has reduced Blatter’s and Platini’s bans from eight to six years. FIFA also fined its one-time executives. The committee based its decision to ease the sanctions against...
February 24, 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 ruling...
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January 12, 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 Associated Press
January 07, 2016  |  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 Associated Press
December 22, 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 Associated Press
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Platini loses appeal at CAS over 90-day FIFA ban

LAUSANNE, Switzerland --Michel Platini lost his appeal Friday at the Court to Arbitration for Sport to lift a 90-day ban by FIFA.CAS said its three-man panel of judges was unanimous in ruling against the FIFA presidential hopeful.The 90-day ban ''does not cause irreparable harm to Michel Platini at this point in time,'' the court said in a statement.Platini hoped to be allowed to...
Via Associated Press
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

FBI investigating Sepp Blatter over $100 million in bribes

Ever since the beginning of the FIFA scandal in May, many were waiting to see when (currently suspended) FIFA President Sepp Blatter would be indicted by American law enforcement on his role in the corruption. While he still hasn’t been formally indicted, it looks as if it is just a matter of time. In a letter written by previous FIFA President Joao Havelange and now obtained...
Via The Comeback
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Sepp Blatter isn’t going down without a fight. Blatter has appealed his suspension from FIFA and all soccer activities around the world, The BBC and Reuters reported Friday. Blatter, FIFA’s longtime president, launched his fight just one day after the Ethic’s Committee decided to ban him and two other high-ranking officials, Michel Platini and Jerome Valcke, amid allegations...
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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