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FIFA memo asks would-be president to stick to the script
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FIFA memo asks would-be president to stick to the script

Tariq Panja | Bloomberg - February 24, 2016

[caption id="attachment_89005" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Michael Buholzer/AFP[/caption] The five candidates to run FIFA have received a very clear message from the global football organization: If you win Friday's election,…

Platini withdraws bid for FIFA presidency
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Platini withdraws bid for FIFA presidency

AFP - January 7, 2016

PARIS -- Suspended UEFA chief Michel Platini on Thursday withdrew from the race to become FIFA president, telling L'Equipe that he will concentrate on clearing his name instead.…

FIFA corruption probe: Michel Platini vows to fight ‘injustice’ 
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FIFA corruption probe: Michel Platini vows to fight ‘injustice’ 

Philippe Grelard | AFP - December 23, 2015

PARIS – Michel Platini told AFP in an interview Tuesday that he is determined to fight for the FIFA presidency and to clear his name after being banned…

FIFA ethics tribunal bans Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for 8 years
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FIFA ethics tribunal bans Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for 8 years

Eric Bernaudeau | AFP - December 21, 2015

ZURICH, Switzerland – A FIFA ethics tribunal on Monday banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years saying they had abused their positions over a suspect 2…

Football: Day of FIFA reckoning for Blatter, Platini
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Football: Day of FIFA reckoning for Blatter, Platini

AFP - December 20, 2015

ZURICH, Switzerland -- FIFA's ethics watchdog will on Monday give a verdict against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini with both facing lengthy bans over a suspect two million dollar…

Football: Platini fails to get FIFA suspension lifted
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Football: Platini fails to get FIFA suspension lifted

Eric Bernaudeau | AFP - December 11, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday backed a 90-day FIFA ban against Michel Platini, in a new blow to the Frenchman's hopes…

Top US sponsors of FIFA urge football body to enact reforms
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Top US sponsors of FIFA urge football body to enact reforms

AFP - December 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Top sponsors of corruption-plagued FIFA urged the global football body on Tuesday to enact sweeping reforms with independent oversight, saying only a "cultural change"…

Former Brazil football chief Jose Maria Marin appears in US court in FIFA corruption case
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Former Brazil football chief Jose Maria Marin appears in US court in FIFA corruption case

AFP - November 3, 2015

NEW YORK -- Former Brazilian Football Confederation president José Maria Marin appeared in a United States court Tuesday after being extradited from Switzerland to face charges in…

Platini deal was ‘gentleman’s agreement’ – FIFA’s Blatter
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Platini deal was ‘gentleman’s agreement’ – FIFA’s Blatter

AFP - October 16, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter claimed on Friday that the $2 million payment he made to UEFA president Michel Platini was a "gentleman's agreement." "It was…

Football: Swiss approve extradition of Nicaraguan former FIFA official Rocha
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Football: Swiss approve extradition of Nicaraguan former FIFA official Rocha

AFP - October 15, 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland -- The Swiss justice ministry on Thursday approved the extradition of Nicaragua's Julio Rocha to the United States over charges he accepted bribes. Rocha was one of…

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