FIFA Reduces Bans for Blatter, Platini

SOURCESputnik

BELGRADE – The FIFA Appeal Committee has reduced bans for Joseph Blatter and Michel Platini from eight to six years.

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The FIFA Appeal Committee has partially confirmed the decisions taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee in December 2015 regarding Joseph Blatter and Michel Platini respectively, whose bans have been reduced from eight to six years, FIFA said in a statement Wednesday.

“Michel Platini is banned from taking part in any football-related activity (administrative, sports or other) at national and international level for a period of six (6) years as from 8 October 2015,” the statement said.

“Joseph S. Blatter is banned from taking part in any football-related activity (administrative, sports or other) at national and international level for a period of six (6) years as from 8 October 2015,” according to the same statement.

In addition, Platini will have to pay a fine of 80,000 Swiss francs (some $81,100) while Blatter — 50,000 Swiss francs “within 30 days of notification of the present decision.”

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