FIFA's Blatter, Platini, And Valcke Suspended For 90 Days
FIFA's ethics committee announced Thursday it was provisionally suspending President Sepp Blatter, Secretary General Jerome Valcke, and Vice President Michel Platini for 90 days. Chung Mong-joon, former FIFA vice president, has been banned for six years. Cameroonian Issa Hayatou is now FIFA's acting president.
How The Relationship Between Sepp Blatter And Michel Platini Soured
FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, the president of the European football association, were famously close before Platini made a power play for Blatter's job. Blatter was placed under criminal investigation by Swiss officials Friday – and Platini is cooperating with authorities.
Current FIFA President And The Man Who Wants To Replace Him Face Investigations
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is suspected of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation and is being questioned by Swiss authorities. Separately, the world soccer governing body is looking into Michel Platini, who has been eyeing Blatter’s seat.
Former FIFA Executive Charles Blazer Admits Taking Bribes For World Cup Host Country Votes
Prosecutors on Wednesday unsealed a transcript of Chuck Blazer’s guilty plea proceeding. This deal helped United States prosecutors develop their recent case against several FIFA executives, leading to the most wide-scale corruption charges in sporting history.
Blatter’s Resignation Threatens Qatar's 2022 World Cup
FIFA President Sepp Blatter was the tiny Gulf State’s main protector. Now sources say leaders of Qatar’s bid committee have been advised not to set foot in the United States, for fear of being arrested in the largest bribery and corruption investigation in sporting history.