Under-fire Blatter faces 90-day ban from FIFA

London, Oct. 8 (ANI): Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter is on the verge of being suspended from football after being told by the ethics committee that he could face a 90-day provisional suspension.

German adjudicatory judge Joachim Eckert would make the final decision on whether Blatter and his UEFA counterpart Michel Platini should be provisionally banned, the Daily Express reported.

The world football’s governing body plunged into an unprecedented crisis when Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings against Blatter last month over allegations that he sold World Cup TV rights to disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner for 20 times below their true value.

Meanwhile, Platini, who is considered favourite to succeed Blatter as FIFA president during next year’s election, was also questioned over claims that he received a ‘disloyal payment’ of 1.35 million pounds from the controversial president in 2011.

Earlier, Blatter had to step down from the helm amidst an investigation into corruption charges after he was re-elected for a fifth term in May.

FIFA’s reputation took a severe beating after 14 sports marketing executives and football officials, including several from Zurich-based FIFA, were indicted by the United States in late May over corruption charges. (ANI)

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