FIFA Bans Blatter, European Soccer Chief
The International Football Association's ethics committee banned its president, Sepp Blatter, from the organization for eight years on Monday. The association is known as FIFA.
Also getting an eight-year ban was Michel Platini, the head of the European soccer federation, UEFA.
The ruling came because of a $2 million payment from FIFA to Platini in 2011. The two men called it salary for advising the president. But according to the Associated Press news service, Platini had no such contract with FIFA at the time.
The payment is also being investigated by authorities in Switzerland.
Blatter was already serving a provisional ban over the scandal earlier this year when 14 FIFA officials were arrested on corruption charges.
The organization will elect a new president in February.
For many years, it was anticipated that Platini would take over for Blatter. That is not likely after the news of his eight-year ban. Also, Platini is not on the list of candidates for the upcoming election.
Blatter promised to fight the ban in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
He denied doing anything wrong by authorizing payments to Platini, calling the lack of a contract an administrative error.
Blatter said "I am now suspended eight years, suspended eight years. But, I will fight. I will fight for me and I will fight for FIFA."
Blatter has been the president of FIFA since 1998.
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1.For many years, it was anticipated that Platini would take over for Blatter. That is not likely after the news of his eight-year ban. Also, Platini is not on the list of candidates for the upcoming election.
take over 接管；接任
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2.He denied doing anything wrong by authorizing payments to Platini, calling the lack of a contract an administrative error.
lack of 缺少；缺乏
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由於没有新的定货, 他们遭暂时解雇 。
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周一，国际足联道德委员会作出决定，禁止足联主席布拉特8年内参与任何与足球有关的活动 。国际足联也称FIFA 。
2011年国际足联向普拉蒂尼支付了2百万美元 。两人称这是普拉蒂尼向国际足联主席提供顾问服务的费用 。据美联社报道，当时普拉蒂尼与国际足联之间并没有签署任何类似的合同 。
一直以来，人们认为普拉蒂尼是接替布拉特的不二人选 。但当这项8年“禁足”令的消息公布后，这件事已无可能 。此外，候选人名单上普拉蒂尼也会被除名 。
布拉特表示，“我将被停职8年 。但是我将会上诉，不仅是为自己还为了国际足联 。”