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Fifa probe urges president Sepp Blatter's suspension

By Tom Peck

Published 08/10/2015

Fifa's own investigators have recommended that the president Sepp Blatter be suspended from the organisation for 90 days, with a decision from its adjudicator due "within days".

Fifa's independent ethics committee has been holding meetings to decide the fate of Blatter and Uefa president Michel Platini, who is also a vice-president of Fifa and a candidate in the forthcoming presidential election.

Mr Blatter faces accusations by Swiss police of signing a television rights contract "unfavourable" to Fifa. He is also accused of making a £1.35m payment to Platini, which Swiss investigators have described as "disloyal" to Fifa.

Both Blatter and Platini have denied any wrongdoing.

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