FIFA's President Sepp Blatter, Provisionally Suspended For 90 Days

FIFA's President Sepp Blatter, Provisionally Suspended For 90 Days

Jeevan A. Robinson

Release Date

Friday, July 10, 2015


The BBC is reporting that FIFA's President, Sepp Blatter, has been provisionally suspended for 90 days.

This follows from the long running investigation into football's world governing body, as allegations and arrests over corruption first surfaced earlier in 2015.

Blatter's suspension comes as members of FIFA's ethics committee have been meeting in Zurich since Monday, October 5, after the Swiss Attorney General opened criminal proceedings against the 79-year-old Blatter.

Blatter's investigation is centered around him signing a contract that has been described as "unfavourable" to football's governing body and also for making a "disloyal payment" to UEFA president Michel Platini, 60.

More media reports are suggesting that Blatter and Platini are being investigated also around a 2005 Television right deal between FIFA and former President of CONCACAF, the governing body of football in North and Central America and the Caribbean; Jack Warner.

There are also reports that a payment of two million Swiss francs (£1.35m) is being looked into that Platini received in 2011 for working for Blatter.

Platini claims that the payment was legal and was "valid compensation" for work carried out more than nine years previously.

Coincidentally, it is Platini who recently spoke of being the man to replace Blatter to oversee integrity being returned toFIFA

Platini has not been suspended. However, both men are said to have denied the charges against them.

According to a BBC report," Blatter told a German magazine that he was being "condemned without there being any evidence for wrongdoing".

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