FIFA Seek To Ban Platini For Life

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The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) is seeking a ban that will keep suspended Vice President, Michel Platini, away from the game of football for life, Platini’s lawyer, Thibaud d’Ales told the BBC.

Platini, who is also the President of the Union of European Football Association (UEFA), is currently facing a 90-day suspension on corruption allegations and is expecting the verdict of FIFA’s adjudicatory committee on the charges against him.

The 60-year-old Platini is seeking to replace Sepp Blatter as the President of FIFA, alongside other candidates, in February 2016, when the elections come up.

However, the Frenchman is currently barred from the campaign to replace Blatter, a decision he is appealing before the Court of Arbitration for Sports, the BBC reported.

Platini is accused of receiving the sum of £1.35 million as bribe from Blatter in 2011, but he claims it is payment for consultation work done nine years ago.

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