Football: Blatter, Platini and Valcke out for 90 days

(AGI)) Zurich, Oct 8 - FIFA has suspended Sepp Blatter, MichelPlatini and Jerome Vaclke for 90 days, the association's ethicscommittee stating that the suspension could be extended by afurther 45 days. Former FIFA president Chung Mong-Joon has beendisqualified for six years and fined 100,000 Swiss francs. Thesanctions take immediate effect, with those involved bannedfrom any football activity at national and international levelfor the duration. This puts current UEFA President MichelPlatini virtually out of the running for the FIFA presidency.In a press release, FIFA said the ethics committee's decisionhad been reached

(AGI)) Zurich, Oct 8 - FIFA has suspended Sepp Blatter, MichelPlatini and Jerome Vaclke for 90 days, the association's ethicscommittee stating that the suspension could be extended by afurther 45 days. Former FIFA president Chung Mong-Joon has beendisqualified for six years and fined 100,000 Swiss francs. Thesanctions take immediate effect, with those involved bannedfrom any football activity at national and international levelfor the duration. This puts current UEFA President MichelPlatini virtually out of the running for the FIFA presidency.In a press release, FIFA said the ethics committee's decisionhad been reached after work by "the investigatory chamber"relating to the criminal inquiry - opened by the Swissauthorities - into Sepp Blatter's alleged misappropriation offunds, involving a payment of two million francs to MichelPlatini in 2011 for FIFA work between 1999 and 2002. ChungMong-Joon's six-year ban arises from the World Cup 2018-2022assignments. He was found guilty of infringing article 13(general rules of conduct), article 16 (confidentiality),article 18 (duty of disclosure, cooperation and reporting),article 41 (obligation of the parties to collaborate) andarticle 42 (general obligation to collaborate) - all from theFIFA code of ethics. (AGI). .