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Switzerland: Blatter leaves FIFA HQ through backdoor after 8 hours meeting00:52

Switzerland: Blatter leaves FIFA HQ through backdoor after 8 hours meeting

Switzerland, Zurich
February 16, 2016 at 17:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

According to a source close to FIFA, former FIFA President Sepp Blatter left FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Tuesday, at 17:00 local time (16:00 GMT) through the backdoor to avoid the media, after he made an appeal against his eight-year ban from all football-related activity.

Blatter was banned from all football-related activity by FIFA's ethics committee in December 2015, over a "disloyal payment" of $1.3 million (€1.16 million) he made to then president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Michel Platini in 2011. Platini is also appealing against his own eight-year ban over the payment.

Both cases will be presented before the FIFA appeals committee, headed by president of the Bermuda Football Association Larry Mussenden. The committee has the power to overturn, reduce or increase the bans.

Switzerland: Blatter leaves FIFA HQ through backdoor after 8 hours meeting00:52
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According to a source close to FIFA, former FIFA President Sepp Blatter left FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Tuesday, at 17:00 local time (16:00 GMT) through the backdoor to avoid the media, after he made an appeal against his eight-year ban from all football-related activity.

Blatter was banned from all football-related activity by FIFA's ethics committee in December 2015, over a "disloyal payment" of $1.3 million (€1.16 million) he made to then president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Michel Platini in 2011. Platini is also appealing against his own eight-year ban over the payment.

Both cases will be presented before the FIFA appeals committee, headed by president of the Bermuda Football Association Larry Mussenden. The committee has the power to overturn, reduce or increase the bans.

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