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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UEFA elects surprise candidate Slovenian lawyer Aleksander Ceferin as new leader

UEFA elects surprise candidate Slovenian lawyer Aleksander Ceferin as new leader

Ceferin highlighted the credibility challenges facing scandal-tainted football, along with regular accusations of match-fixing and doping.

UEFA presidential race: Aleksander Ceferin favourite to replace banned Michel Platini

UEFA presidential race: Aleksander Ceferin favourite to replace banned Michel Platini

UEFA on Wednesday elects a new president after the banning of Michel Platini with Slovenian football leader Aleksander Ceferin the favourite to take on the task of easing tensions with Europe`s leading clubs.

European football split as UEFA elects new president

European football split as UEFA elects new president

The election, which will be held in Athens, has been called after former president Michel Platini was banned last October as FIFA`s ethics committee investigated allegations of unethical conduct.

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.

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.

Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo hopes for tears of joy in final after 2-0 win agaiast Wales in semis

Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo hopes for tears of joy in final after 2-0 win agaiast Wales in semis

Ronaldo`s goal, his third at the tournament, saw him tie France great Michel Platini`s record of nine goals at European Championship finals.

Euro 2016, SF 2: Remembering Seville 1982 —  the `scar` on France-German football relations

Euro 2016, SF 2: Remembering Seville 1982 — the `scar` on France-German football relations

For many, West Germany`s 1982 World Cup semi-final against France in Seville remains the ultimate, an engrossing duel providing new plot twists at every turn.

Euro 2016, Match 12: Cristiano Ronaldo eyes more history against debutants Iceland

Euro 2016, Match 12: Cristiano Ronaldo eyes more history against debutants Iceland

Cristiano Ronaldo headlines Tuesday`s action at Euro 2016 with another goalscoring record

Swiss raid on FIFA amid new revelations on Sepp Blatter payments

Swiss raid on FIFA amid new revelations on Sepp Blatter payments

The revelations have raised new questions about the scope of corruption in world football. 

French prosecutor considering Qatar 2022 World Cup investigation

French prosecutor considering Qatar 2022 World Cup investigation

Former UEFA president Michel Platini, banished from the sport for ethics violations, could be a person of interest.