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Former FIFA Officials Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini Indicted For Fraud In Switzerland

Nov 02, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The 85-year-old Blatter and 65-year-old Platini now face a trial within months at federal criminal court in Bellinzona.

Sepp Blatter Banned By FIFA A 2nd Time For Financial Wrongdoing

Mar 24, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

FIFA said its ethics committee banned both Blatter and former secretary general Jérôme Valcke for six years and eight months for self-dealing in awarding themselves contractual bonuses


Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter Spent A Week In An Induced Coma, Says Daughter

The 84-year-old Blatter, who also tested positive for COVID-19 late last year, was well enough only this week to be moved out of intensive care

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter Taken To Hospital

Jan 08, 2021 Stats Perform

Sepp Blatter, the former FIFA president, requires a period of rest after being taken to hospital, his daughter has said


FIFA Files Criminal Complaint Against Former President Sepp Blatter Over Museum

The FIFA World Football Museum opened in 2016 after $140 million of soccer money was spent refurbishing the 1970s office building to also include 34 rental apartments

30 June, 2020

FIFA Bans Former Finance Director Markus Kattner For 10 Years For Helping Sepp Blatter

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FIFA said its ethics committee judges found Markus Kattner guilty of conflicts of interest and abuse of position, including obtaining a recording of a FIFA Council meeting


26 June, 2020

Michel Platini Now A Formal Suspect In Swiss Case

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Michel Platini is suspected of being an accomplice to criminal mismanagement, misappropriation and forgery, the document states


13 June, 2020

Fresh Swiss Investigation Targets Ex-FIFA President Sepp Blatter

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Sepp Blatter has denied any wrongdoing during decades of financial scandals linked to FIFA, though he was banned from the presidency and now risks being brought to trial in his home country


02 June, 2020

On This Day In Sport, June 2: 'The Special One' Arrives, Blatter Departs And Schumacher Gets Off The Mark

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Jose Mourinho first declared himself as 'The Special One' on this day in 2004, while June 2 was a momentous date for Micheal Schumacher


29 April, 2020

Sepp Blatter Knew World Cup TV Contract Was Breached Illegally: Investigators

Agencies

Swiss federal police believed Sepp Blatter knew in 2007 that Jack Warner had breached — and would personally profit from — a Caribbean rights deal for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups that was sold to a Jamaica-based broadcaster


05 March, 2020

Michel Platini's European Court Of Human Rights Appeal Dismissed

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The punishment handed down to Michel Platini was "justified" and his appeal was "inadmissible", the European Court of Human Rights ruled


16 December, 2019

FIFA Suing Disgraced Former Leaders Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini To Recoup 'Undue Payment'

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Disgraced former FIFA leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are being sued by the governing body over the returning of an illicit payment


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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