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Fifa requests a lifetime ban for Uefa president Michel Platini

Published 24/11/2015 | 12:22

UEFA President Michel Platini
UEFA President Michel Platini

FIFA's ethics committee is seeking a lifetime ban for Michel Platini, his lawyers have confirmed.

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UEFA president Platini and outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter will have formal hearings into allegations of FIFA's ethics code breaches later this month over a £1.3million payment made to the Frenchman in 2011.

A spokesman for Platini's lawyer Thibaut D'Ales confirmed the recommendation from the ethics committee's investigatory chamber was for a lifetime ban if the charges are proved.

It is expected that a similar sanction will be sought against Blatter, but there has been no confirmation from his legal team, while FIFA's ethics committee refused to comment.

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