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    Aftermath of corruption clearance, Platini vows to bounce back

Aftermath of corruption clearance, Platini vows to bounce back

Former UEFA president, Michel Platini, has vowed to return to football following his clearance from corruption allegations by a Swiss court.Platini, 62, who was also FIFA's vice president before his suspension in 2015 for "illegal" payments received from disgraced former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, stated that the decision was “the end of a long nightmare for my family and those [...]

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    Platini quits as UEFA president

Platini quits as UEFA president

The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) will have to look for a new leader as Michel Platini announced his resignation on Monday, saying he wants to "pursue my fight before the Swiss courts to prove my probity".Platini resignation came after  he lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne.CAS in Lausanne trimmed Platini's sentence from [...]

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    FIFA has abandoned me, says Blatter

FIFA has abandoned me, says Blatter

Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter will no longer fight for FIFA as he had earlier stated on December 21 after his ban from everything football.The 79-year-old said that FIFA has abandoned him since the ban and for that reason, he will only fight for himself and for none other.He was handed an eight-year ban from all football related matters by [...]

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    Top 10 football chiefs indicted for corruption in 2015

Top 10 football chiefs indicted for corruption in 2015

Football administrators around the world have been put on the edge of their seats with the wave of corruption sweeping through the game.In 2015 alone, world and international football chiefs have been involved in different corruption.With the year closing and football matters folding with it, TheCable highlights 10 high football officials affected by the heat.SEPP BLATTERThe 79-year-old Swiss football authority [...]

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    ‘8 years for what?’ asks Blatter who vows to fight ’till the end’

‘8 years for what?’ asks Blatter who vows to fight ’till the end’

Sepp Blatter  has vowed to challenge the sanction imposed on him by the ethics committee of FIFA.Together with Michel Platini, Blatter was banned from all football activities for eight years.The duo were indicted over "conflict of interest, false accounting and non co-operation, with investigators", into the $1.9 million "disloyal payment" in 2011.But addressing the media shortly after the pronouncement was made, [...]

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    FIFA slams 8-year ban on Blatter and Platini

FIFA slams 8-year ban on Blatter and Platini

The ethics committee of FIFA has banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years.The duo had been under a 90-day suspension following allegations of financial misappropriation.The Swiss allegedly wired some money estimated at $1.94 million to Platini, an act which the committee said breached ethics code regarding financial dealings.With the ban taking immediate effect, Blatter, 79, bids goodbye to football, [...]

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    Platini loses appeal, cannot be FIFA president

Platini loses appeal, cannot be FIFA president

Michel Platini, UEFA president, has lost his appeal afainst his 90-day provisional ban from footballing activities, hence he cannot run for FIFA presidency.According to BBC, Platini’s request was denied by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which means the Frenchman will not be allowed to attend the Euro 2016 finals draw in Paris on Saturday, BBC is reporting.The 90-day ban [...]

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    Bility rejected as FIFA presidential candidate

Bility rejected as FIFA presidential candidate

President of the Liberian Football Association, Musa Bility, has been ruled out as a candidate for the FIFA presidency following integrity checks.The football world governing body said it would not comment further on the reasons for Bility's exclusion, which the 48-year-old can challenge at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.“The integrity check included a review of corporate records, litigation cases, [...]

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    Sepp Blatter hospitalised

Sepp Blatter hospitalised

Sepp Blatter has been admitted to hospital and is likely to remain there for several days.The BBC reports the suspended FIFA president suffered what has been described as “a small breakdown” and “nervous shock”, but is expected to make a full recovery.The 79-year-old was provisionally suspended for 90 days since October amid corruption allegations.A statement issued by his lawyers said [...]

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    Infantino ‘to withdraw’ from FIFA election if Platini stands

Infantino ‘to withdraw’ from FIFA election if Platini stands

FIFA presidential candidate, Gianni Infantino, will withdraw from the race if suspended UEFA boss Michel Platini is allowed to stand.Platini and outgoing president Sepp Blatter are under investigation over a payment made to the Frenchman by the Swiss.Both men deny any wrongdoing but are still serving a 90-day ban from all football-related activities.And Infantino, the UEFA general secretary, vowed to [...]

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    Adamu: I’m ready for FIFA’s investigation

Adamu: I’m ready for FIFA’s investigation

Former FIFA executive committee member, Amos Adamu, is unperturbed with his latest investigation by FIFA.The world football governing body confirmed Adamu is subject to investigations by the organisation’s ethics committee on Wednesday.But speaking to the media in Abuja on Thursday Adamu said FIFA lacked the basis for commencing another investigation against him after his three-year ban.“One paper was making reference [...]

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    FIFA confirm February presidential election

FIFA confirm February presidential election

World football's governing body FIFA will elect president Sepp Blatter's successor at a special congress on February 26.Blatter, who has been president since 1998, and vice-president Michel Platini, who is seeking the next presidency, have both been suspended for 90 days amid corruption allegations, which both men deny.Frenchman Platini, president of European football's governing body UEFA, submitted his candidacy papers [...]

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    Platini defends $2 million fee from FIFA

Platini defends $2 million fee from FIFA

UEFA president, Michel Platini, has declared that the two million Swiss francs ($2.1 million) he received from FIFA was a legitimate reward for genuine work.Platini said that the money was for work he did for FIFA president Sepp Blatter from 1998 to 2002.The 60-year-old told French newspaper Le Monde he had done nothing wrong and “certainly still wants to” stand [...]

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    English FA suspend support for Platini’s FIFA president bid

English FA suspend support for Platini’s FIFA president bid

The Football Association say they are suspending support for Michel Platini in his bid to become FIFA president.Platini, the UEFA president, is being investigated over a £1.35m payment he received from Sepp Blatter in 2011.Blatter, the outgoing president of FIFA, is under criminal investigation over the payment.Both men deny any wrongdoing.The FA made its decision following a UEFA meeting on [...]

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    Hayatou becomes acting president of FIFA

Hayatou becomes acting president of FIFA

Issa Hayatou takes over temporarily as FIFA president following the suspension of Sepp Blatter by FIFA’s ethic committee.Blatter was relieved of all his duties as FIFA president following the decision of the independent chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee to provisionally ban him from all football activities on a national and international level.And as mandated by article [...]

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    Blatter faces criminal investigation

Blatter faces criminal investigation

The Swiss attorney general has announced criminal proceedings have been opened against FIFA president Sepp Blatter.The office issued a statement saying Blatter is suspected of criminal mismanagement or misappropriation over a TV rights deal he signed with former Caribbean football chief Jack Warner in 2005.“Swiss criminal proceedings against the President of FIFA, Mr. Joseph Blatter, have been opened on [...]

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