Platini's Non-Attendance at FIFA Ethics Committee Meeting Is a Non-Event

– Forbes

As has been reported for some time, on Monday, December 21, FIFA's ethics court is expected to ban Michel Platini, the president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), and Sepp Blatter, the currently suspended president of FIFA, from soccer activities for a long period, if not forever. The reason is an alleged 2011 payment, purportedly based on an oral agreement, worth over $2 million by Blatter to Platini nine years after Platini stopped working for FIFA and just shortly before UEFA endorsed Blatter in a hotly contested election for the FIFA presidency.

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