Fifa requests sanctions for Blatter and Platin

Fifa requests sanctions for Blatter and Platin

Fifa has requested sanctions against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini after concluding an investigation into alleged corruption by the pair.

The president and vice-president of football’s world governing body have both been serving 90-day suspensions after Swiss prosecutors accused Blatter of making a disloyal £1.3 million payment to Platini in 2011.

Last Wednesday, Fifa rejected an appeal by the pair to have their suspensions overturned and they could now face multi-year bans, though the sanctions have yet to be confirmed.

On Saturday, Fifa published a statement confirming that the final reports on both Blatter and Platini had been submitted.

"The investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has submitted its final reports containing requests for sanctions against Joseph Blatter and Michel Platini to the adjudicatory chamber chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert," the statement read.

"The final report regarding Joseph S. Blatter was submitted by Robert Torres, the report regarding Michel Platini was submitted by Vanessa Allard. For reasons linked to privacy rights and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, the chamber will not publish details of the concluded reports and the requested sanctions against the two officials.

"In accordance with the provisions of article 35 paragraph 2 c) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the chairman of the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, Dr Cornel Borbely, withdrew from the proceedings against Joseph S. Blatter from the start.

"As the two proceedings are closely related and to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interests, Dr Borbely also withdrew from the proceedings against Michel Platini." 




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