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FIFA Slams 90 Day Suspension on Blatter, Platini

Suíça, Zurique, 30/03/2012. O presidente da Fifa, Joseph Blatter durante coletiva na sede da Fifa em Zurique, na Suíça. Foto: ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS/ASSOCIATED PRESS/AE - Crédito:ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS/ASSOCIATED PRESS/AE/Código imagem:112058

Kayode Sesan

Sepp Blatter’s 17-year reign as the FIFA president comes to a halt after a 90 day suspension on Thursday by the FIFA Ethics Committee.

Also suspended are Michel Platini and Jerome Valcke.

Blatter, who has been under fire in recent months, has been president of FIFA since 1998 and has worked for the organization for 40 years, starting as a technical director before becoming secretary general under former President Joao Havelange in 1981.

Swiss prosecutors last month opened a criminal investigation into Blatter but the 79-year old has denied any wrongdoing

The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou, is set to be named FIFA stand-in president.

The ban for Blatter can appealed against and can also be increased.



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