FIFA want to ban Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for LIFE over £1.3m payment
- Michel Platini's lawyer confirmed FIFA want UEFA president banned for life
- The maximum sanction was asked when a final case report was submitted
- Report was submitted by the FIFA ethics committee investigations unit
- Frenchman is serving a 90-day ban over a £1.3m payment of FIFA money
- Sepp Blatter insists the payment followed an oral agreement with Platini, of which no record exists
The game is finally up for the two biggest beasts in the football jungle. Banned duo, UEFA and FIFA leaders Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter, are in danger of receiving lifetime bans on corruption charges brought by the FIFA ethics committee.
Platini’s lawyer Thibaud D’Ales has confirmed that the investigatory chamber have recommended the huge sanction - and it’s likely the same sentence applies to Blatter.
Even if adjudicatory chamber chairman Hans-Joachim Eckert delivers a shorter ban next month, it will still be the deathknell for the two most powerful men in world football.
Michel Platini's lawyer has confirmed that the FIFA ethics committee have requested a life ban
The 60-year-old will have formal hearing into allegations of FIFA's ethics code being breached
Platini is serving a 90-day ban over a £1.3m payment of FIFA money he received in 2011 as backdated salary
Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter (right) also faces formal hearing into allegations over the payment
Blatter insists the late payment followed an oral agreement with Platini for consultancy work nine years earlier
'Disloyal' payment of two million Swiss francs (£1.35million) to Michel Platini at the expense of FIFA in February 2011.
The recommended lifetime ban follows neither Blatter nor Platini being able to satisfactorily explain the £1.35million cheque paid to the Frenchman in 2011 for consultancy work for the FIFA president completed nine years earlier.
The pair also face charges of mismanagement, conflict of interests, false accounting and non-co-operation with or criticising the ethics committee.
Blatter insists the late payment followed an oral agreement with Platini, of which no record exists. The deposed FIFA overlord also claims that only the FIFA Congress, and not the ethics committee, can remove him.