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FIFA Rejects Blatter, Platini Appeals Against 90-day Bans

Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter and European football (soccer) chief Michel Platini have lost their appeals against provisional 90-days bans by the global football body's ethics committee, FIFA said on Wednesday. The provisional ban stops Platini from working as UEFA president and halted his candidacy for the FIFA election on Feb. 26. Blatter is also barred from his FIFA presidential office after 17 years. Platini's lawyers quickly criticized a "uniquely one-sided,...

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