Keyword: Sepp Blatter

Michel Platini loses appeal and job in Sepp Blatter cash payment case

Ex-France football team star and until now European football tsar lost his appeal and is banned from football activity over suspect payment from FIFA chief.

French Football Federation offices raided in Blatter-Platini probe

French police searched the FFF's Paris HQ on behalf of a Swiss investigation into ex-FIFA head's payment of 2m Swiss francs to UEFA chief. 

Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter given eight-year ban from football

Pair were found guilty of breaches in a 2mln Swiss franc 'disloyal payment' made to Uefa boss and ex-France captain by Fifa chief Blatter in 2011.

Michel Platini facing lifetime ban from football

Fifa ethics unit calls for the ban on former French player and Uefa chief over suspicions about payment he received from Fifa boss Sepp Blatter.

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter says France to blame for US losing 2022 World Cup

Blatter claims that French government under President Nicolas Sarkozy helped turn the vote in favour of Qatar.

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini suspended from Fifa

Ethics committee of world football organisation Fifa suspended its president and vice president as a result of its ongonig corruption investigation.

Blatter's final play: stopping Frenchman Michel Platini from heading FIFA

By Antoine Grynbaum
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Sepp Blatter, the head of football's ruling body FIFA, and former French star Michel Platini are now in the sights of the Swiss judicial authorities. Blatter is being investigated for “criminal mismanagement”, while questions have been raised over an allegedly “underhand” payment the Frenchman received from the FIFA boss. Football writer Antoine Grynbaum describes how the once-close relationship between the two men turned sour and what it means for Platini's own bid for football's top job.  

French football great Michel Platini named in Fifa scandal

Uefa boss Platini insists that 2 million Swiss franc 'underhand' payment from Sepp Blatter was simply fee for Fifa contract work.

Former French football star Platini to stand for FIFA presidency

Current UEFA president has written to member federations in Europe saying he will take part in election to replace Sepp Blatter in February.

FIFA boss say French and German leaders tried to 'influence' World Cup votes

Sepp Blatter says both French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German president intervened, leading to World Cup being staged in Qatar.

FIFA president says heat demands Qatar 2022 World Cup finals be played in winter

Sepp Blatter, who is to run for a second term of office as head of FIFA, told French radio 'we cannot play the World Cup in summer' in Qatar.