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UEFA says president Michel Platini has no plans to justify FIFA payment to the public — Michel Platini is being investigated by Swiss prosecutors and FIFA's ethics committee over a £1.35million payment signed off by Sepp Blatter The fee paid in 2011 was for work carried out for FIFA from 1999-2002 UEFA say he does not feel the need to publicly explain the payment FIFA presidential hopeful has provided relevant information to authorities Michel Platini does not feel the need to publicly justify his £1.35million payment from FIFA despite questions being raised about the nine-year delay in receiving the money, according to UEFA's head of communications.

Sepp Blatter is a 'hypocrite and liar' and FIFA is worse than the mafia, says Korean billionaire hoping to be next president — Chung Mong-Joon is running to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president Korean says he plans to take Blatter to court to sue him for embezzlement Chung said he is facing suspension from FIFA's ethics committee But former FIFA vice-president said it was a 'travesty of justice' Chung accused FIFA of 'blatant and arrogant' corruption Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been branded 'a hypocrite and a liar' by the Korean billionaire who is running to succeed him in the office.

FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon facing 15-year suspension by ethics committee for 'challenging Sepp Blatter' — Chung Mong-joon facing a 15-year suspension from FIFA ethics committee Charges relate to plan to raise 777million US dollars for a 'Global Football Fund if South Korea were awarded the World Cup South Korean was also accused of agreeing vote-trading deal for 2018 bid The allegations of a deal with England's bid team were later dropped Chung claims it is because he dared to challenge Sepp Blatter's authority FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon says he is facing a 15-year suspension by the organisation's ethics committee because he dared to challenge Sepp Blatter's authority.

Jose Mourinho warns players to stand up — Jose Mourinho has told his Chelsea players to face their problems head on and not to hide like ostriches. Chelsea will bid to improve on their miserable start to the season - four wins in 11 games in all competitions, including two in seven in the Premier League against Southampton today.

Michel Platini must give 'credible' explanation of £1.35m FIFA payment delay, says German football chief — Michel Platini payment of £1.35m by FIFA being invetigated by authorities Platini claims it is for work he completed nine years earlier Reinhard Raubaul says UEFA president must give 'credible' explanation Michel Platini's attempts to explain his £1.35million payment from FIFA are 'just not enough', according to the head of the German Football League (DFL).

FA still backing Platini for Fifa presidency — The Football Association is standing by its decision to back Michel Platini for the Fifa presidency for the time being at least but says there are issues which need to be "fully examined". Platini is under investigation by Swiss legal authorities and FIFA's ethics committee over a €1.8m payment he received from Fifa in 2011 for work carried out for the organisation more than nine years previously.

FA still backing Michel Platini to become FIFA president despite payment probe — UEFA president Michel Platini is under investigation by Swiss authorities The probe is over a £1.35m payment he received in 2009, nine years late Platini says delay was because of FIFA's financial position at the time The FA are still backing Platini in his bid for the FIFA presidency The Football Association is standing by its decision to back Michel Platini for the FIFA presidency for the time being at least but says there are issues which need to be 'fully examined'.

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner banned from ALL football activity for life by governing body's ethics committee — Disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has been banned for life by FIFA's ethics committee and described as a 'key player' involved in illegal payments. Warner, who is fighting extradiction from Trinidad to the USA on corruption charges, resigned from FIFA in 2011 following a bribery scandal and has not been involved since then.
Sep 29, 2015

No coincidence over timing of lifetime FIFA ban, claims Jack Warner:…

Sepp Blatter refuses to step down as FIFA president despite criminal probe as he insists he has done nothing 'illegal or improper' — Sepp Blatter's attorney Richard Cullen released a statement on Monday Statement says FIFA president has done 'nothing illegal or improper' Blatter had criminal proceedings opened by Swiss attorney general He was interrogated by Swiss investigators at the headquarters last week FIFA president accused of 'disloyal' payment of £1.35m to Michel Platini Blatter intends to stay as FIFA president until February Sepp Blatter has stated he will remain as FIFA president despite the opening of criminal proceedings against him because he has done nothing wrong or improper, according to a statement from his lawyer.

Swiss open criminal proceedings against Sepp Blatter — Swiss prosecutors yesterday opened criminal proceedings against Fifa president Sepp Blatter and questioned Uefa president Michel Platini on another momentous day at football's world governing body. The Swiss attorney general's office issued a statement saying Blatter is suspected of criminal mismanagement or misappropriation over a TV rights deal he signed in 2005.
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Oct 07, 2015

All eyes on Judge Eckert now - he's the man who will decide if Blatter's gets 90-day suspension. I think he went home with a headache today.

Oct 07, 2015

RT @pkelso: A close friend & advisor to Sepp Blatter has told Sky News the FIFA President has been suspended for 90 days by FIFA ethics com…

Oct 07, 2015

RT @PhilippeAuclair: FIFA Ethics Committee examining Blatter, Platini and Chung dossiers, accord. to Com. member Diop, via APS agency:…

Oct 07, 2015

RT @sgevans: FIFA Ethics panel may soon take action on Sepp Blatter and Platini says Swiss paper…

Oct 07, 2015

Platini doesn't feel need to further justify to public the nine-year gap before £1.35m FIFA payment:…

Oct 07, 2015

Chung, Prince William and what was said over that glass of whisky:…

Oct 07, 2015

Chung says "travesty of justice" that Plaitni voted for Qatar, his son got a job as CEO with Qatari firm but ethics com did not investigate

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