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FIFA suspends Blatter, Platini, Valcke for 90 days

  • World football's governing body FIFA on Thursday suspended its president Sepp Blatter, general secretary Jerome Valcke and president of the European football body UEFA Michel Platini for three months.

    "The adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee chaired by Hans Joachim Eckert has provisionally banned FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter, UEFA president and FIFA vice-president Michel Platini, and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke (who has already been put on leave) for a duration of 90 days," a FIFA statement said. "The duration of the bans may be extended for an additional period not exceeding 45 days."

    Former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon was also banned for six years and fined Swiss Francs 100,000(approximately $103,418). (Source: IANS)