Fifa president gets 90-day ban as corruption probe continues
2015-10-15 16:18:59 -
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Several senior executives at soccer’s world governing body have been banned from all soccer activities at both national and international level.

 

And the list includes sitting Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who received a 90-day ban in line with the organisation’s code of ethics amid an ongoing corruption scandal within soccer’s executive levels.

 

The independent ethics committee commissioned by Fifa said Blatter’s ban was necessary while the organisation investigates a £1.35m payment he sanctioned for friend and current Uefa president Michel Platini, who also received a 90-day ban.

 

Both men have appealed against their provisional bans. “[Blatter] has appealed already to Fifa’s appeal committee. He is defending his position and he is sure that he will be found not guilty,” Klaus Stohlker, Blatter’s friend and adviser, told Press Association Sport.

 

The committee also recently issued a provisional three-month suspension to Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke, who is also under investigation for alleged corruption.

 

Meanwhile, three prominent former Fifa vice presidents and an executive committee member have been given longer or life ban after various corruption allegations against them were proven.

 

Former vice-president Chung Mong-joon has been fined 100,000 Swiss francs (€91,500) and banned for six years, during which time he is barred from all soccer activities on a national and international level.

 

Two others – former vice president, executive committee member and Concacaf president Jack Warner, and former executive committee member and Concacaf general secretary Chuck Blazer – have been banned from national and international soccer for life.

 

Issa Hayatou, as the longest-serving vice-president on FIFA’s executive committee, and Markus Kattner have been appointed by Fifa as interim president and secretary general respectively.

TAGS : Soccer Fifa Sepp Blatter Uefa Michel Platini Issa Hayatou Markus Kattner Interim President Secretary General
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