Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter was facing questioning Tuesday by a Swiss prosecutor over a payment of two million Swiss francs ($2.2 million) made to former UEFA boss Michel Platini in 2011.
Michel Platini was quizzed by a Swiss prosecutor on Monday in a probe investigating a two-million-Swiss-franc ($2.2-million) payment that the former European football chief received from FIFA in 2011.
Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter each face interrogation from the Swiss public prosecutor this week as part of the of the proceedings opened in 2015 over a 2011 payment of 2 million Swiss francs.
Markus Kattner, FIFA’s finance director under Sepp Blatter who also served as acting secretary general, has been banned from all football-related activity for 10 years.
Swiss prosecutors have opened a fresh investigation targeting former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter for suspected criminal mismanagement of funds over a decade-old $1 million payment, AFP learned Saturday.
Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday that one Swiss investigation into his handling of a television contract has been dropped, but FIFA said that does not mean its former president is in the clear.
FIFA has asked Switzerland’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to maintain its investigation into former president Sepp Blatter, football’s global governing body said on Saturday.
A police report obtained by AFP on Wednesday showed that suspicions of impropriety against fallen FIFA boss Sepp Blatter over a controversial TV deal “were well-founded” despite Swiss prosecutors dropping the case.
The Swiss Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPC) has decided to close one of two investigations into former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, reports claimed Friday.
Sepp Blatter says he believes the World Cup should return to England.
Blatter is on a private visit to Russia and any meetings will be held in a private and non-official capacity, the Kremlin says.
Disgraced former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter will defy a ban to attend two World Cup matches and also meet Vladimir Putin.
With billions spent on stadiums, the Russian squad are not likely to go far.
A Brazilian businessman helped set up a huge bribe to South American football officials to secure the rights for a new tournament.