Soccer Feb 27, 2016

Maradona blasts FIFA

Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona says longtime FIFA president Sepp Blatter and European soccer chief Michel Platini should have been given life imprisonment rather than six-year bans from soccer for ethics violations. The pair were suspended for eight years — reduced to six this week ...

FIFA ethics report calls for sanctions against Blatter, Platini

Soccer Nov 21, 2015

FIFA ethics report calls for sanctions against Blatter, Platini

FIFA ethics investigators called on Saturday for sanctions against president Sepp Blatter and European soccer boss Michel Platini, dealing a fresh blow to Platini's bid to succeed Blatter as head of world soccer's governing body. Both men were suspended from their posts for 90 days ...

Soccer Jul 28, 2015

Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

Michel Platini, the head of European soccer's governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international told Reuters on Tuesday. The 60-year-old Platini, a former France ...

Soccer Jul 20, 2015

Platini is favorite to be next FIFA president: bookmakers

Michel Platini has become the favorite for the first time with British bookmakers William Hill to become the next permanent FIFA president. Following Monday's reports of backing for him among the FIFA confederations, the 60-yer-old UEFA chief is quoted at 5-4 on, ahead of Prince ...