Soccer

Blatter, Platini under FIFA probe

AP

The FIFA ethics committee has been examining the cases of president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini, a move that could lead to the suspension of world soccer’s most powerful officials.

Abdoulaye Makhtar Diop, a Senegalese member of the executive committee’s adjudicatory chamber, said in statement Wednesday that the Blatter and Platini cases were being discussed at meetings in Zurich this week.

Ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert will take the final decision on the fates of Blatter and Platini, who were questioned as part of a Swiss criminal investigation last week. Blatter is a suspect but Platini was questioned as between witness and accused person over a payment he received from FIFA in 2011.