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Swiss court rejects Michel Platini's appeal against FIFA soccer ban

Swiss court rejects Michel Platini's appeal against FIFA soccer ban

Platini, who has denied wrongdoing, was banned from soccer along with Sepp Blatter, the former FIFA head who approved the payment.  

Disgraced Sepp Blatter regret at overstaying FIFA tenure

Disgraced Sepp Blatter regret at overstaying FIFA tenure

The 81-year-old was banned over ethics breaches, bringing an end to his 17-year reign as FIFA chief, following a suspect two million Swiss franc ($2 million, 1.8 million euro) payment to ex-UEFA president Michel Platini.

Disgraced Sepp Blatter quizzed over controversial awarding of FIFA World Cups to Russia, Qatar

Disgraced Sepp Blatter quizzed over controversial awarding of FIFA World Cups to Russia, Qatar

The FIFA Executive Committee vote to give 2022 to Qatar was one of the triggers for the crisis at FIFA and the end of Blatter`s long reign.  

FIFA announces $369 million loss with worse to come

FIFA announces $369 million loss with worse to come

FIFA relies overwhelmingly on the World Cup, held every four years, for its revenues.  

Former UEFA chief Michel Platini lashes out at Sepp Blatter

Former UEFA chief Michel Platini lashes out at Sepp Blatter

Platini and Blatter were banned from all football-related activities, initially for eight years, over a 2 million Swiss francs ($2.00 million) payment FIFA made to Platini in 2011, with Blatter’s approval, for work done a decade earlier.

FIFA ethics chiefs Cornel Borbely, Hans-Joachim Eckert face uncertain future

FIFA ethics chiefs Cornel Borbely, Hans-Joachim Eckert face uncertain future

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, his right-hand man Jerome Valcke and former European soccer boss Michel Platini are among dozens who have been banned by the ethics committee in the last four years.

Argentina's football legend Diego Maradona given FIFA ambassadorial role

Argentina's football legend Diego Maradona given FIFA ambassadorial role

Maradona, has been invited back into the FIFA fold thanks to a warm relationship with Blatter`s successor Gianni Infantino.

USD 640mn boost forecast for 48-team FIFA World Cup: Report

USD 640mn boost forecast for 48-team FIFA World Cup: Report

In a 40-team World Cup, Europe would gain one extra berth compared to its current 13, while Africa would be able to send seven teams rather than five with Asia`s allocation increasing from 4.5 to 6.

Controversies that rocked sports in 2016: From Russia's doping scandal to Shobhaa De's shameful tweet

Controversies that rocked sports in 2016: From Russia's doping scandal to Shobhaa De's shameful tweet

Before we say bye-bye to 2016, here's a look at the controversies which have rocked the sporting world this year.

Russia Doping: Trapped in its own design

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter loses appeal against six-year ban, says not to appeal again

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter loses appeal against six-year ban, says not to appeal again

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Monday said he lost an appeal against a six year ban on him by the footballing body in the Court of Arbitration for Sport and said that he would not appeal.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino suggests 48-team World Cup

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino suggests 48-team World Cup

Infantino was elected FIFA chief on Feb. 26 to replace Sepp Blatter, who received a six-year ban for ethics violations.

Michel Platini could receive UEFA compensation

Michel Platini could receive UEFA compensation

Platini was elected to a third five-year-term in March 2015, but was suspended last October over the payment and never returned to his office.

Ban-hit former FIFA President Sepp Blatter under fresh investigation over corruption

Ban-hit former FIFA President Sepp Blatter under fresh investigation over corruption

Blatter, 80, who is fighting to overturn his ban from football, declined to make comment about the latest case against him.

Disgraced ex-CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb banned for life; Sepp Blatter hit with FIFA bribery probe

Disgraced ex-CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb banned for life; Sepp Blatter hit with FIFA bribery probe

Webb was found guilty of charges including conflicts of interest and bribery and corruption.

Disgraced Michel Platini to attend UEFA Congress in Athens

Disgraced Michel Platini to attend UEFA Congress in Athens

The former French international, a three-time European footballer of the year, is the key figure in the scandal that brought down FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

REVEALED: Gianni Infantino says FIFA salary less than USD 2m, well below Sepp Blatter earned

REVEALED: Gianni Infantino says FIFA salary less than USD 2m, well below Sepp Blatter earned

Blatter, who was mired in scandal before being banned from FIFA, made $3.6 million in 2015.

Michel Platini at sports court for Sepp Blatter appeal

Michel Platini at sports court for Sepp Blatter appeal

On Thursday, the Frenchman suggested Blatter`s fate may already be sealed.

Sepp Blatter in last fight against six-year FIFA ban

Sepp Blatter in last fight against six-year FIFA ban

A full investigation and trial by FIFA's in-house court found Blatter and Platini both guilty of ethics violations. 

FIFA cuts Jerome Valcke, Chung Mong-joon bans on appeal

FIFA cuts Jerome Valcke, Chung Mong-joon bans on appeal

Valcke, who served as ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter`s right hand man for nearly a decade, was sacked in January and banned from football over misconduct in television deals and World Cup ticket sales.

Euro 2016: Are the fixtures of the mega event fixed? Sepp Blatter thinks so

Euro 2016: Are the fixtures of the mega event fixed? Sepp Blatter thinks so

Blatter said no draw for a FIFA event had been fixed during his 18 years at the helm of world football`s governing body.