Wednesday 13 November 2019

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter 'facing 90-day suspension'

Sepp Blatter covered in bank notes
Sepp Blatter covered in bank notes

Rob Harris

Sepp Blatter could be facing a 90-day suspension.

The FIFA president's future is being determined by the governing body's ethics committee at meetings in Zurich, with Blatter at risk of being suspended after a criminal case was opened against him.

Blatter associate Klaus Stoehlker told media outlets yesterday that the ethics committee's adjudicatory chamber recommended a 90-day suspension for soccer's most powerful official.

"Blatter has heard that from several sources," Stoehlker said. "He has not got any message from the committee... and he is perfectly under control. He is going to the office tomorrow."

Blatter's lawyer, Richard Cullen, said he "has not been notified of any action taken by the FIFA ethics committee."

Abdoulaye Makhtar Diop, a Senegalese member of the executive committee's adjudicatory chamber, said earlier that cases involving Blatter and Uefa president Michel Platini were being discussed in Zurich this week.

Ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert will take the final decision on the fate of Blatter.

Irish Independent

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