Zurich — FIFA has provisionally banned President Sepp
Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini for 90 days in the wake of a Swiss
The move by the FIFA ethics committee further taints
Blatter's 40-year career at FIFA, including 17 years as president. It also
damages the hopes of Platini to replace Blatter in the February election.
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Swiss authorities turned up at Blatter's office at FIFA
headquarters last month and interrogated him. The criminal case centers on
Blatter allegedly misusing FIFA money by making a $2 million payment to
Platini, who was questioned as a witness.
Blatter was also questioned by Swiss investigators about
broadcasting contracts sold to former FIFA vice president Jack Warner in 2005
that were supposedly undervalued.For
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