Sanctions on Blatter, Platini

Sanctions on Blatter, Platini
Sanctions on Blatter, Platini

The ethics committee of world soccer governing body FIFA said on Saturday it had completed its investigation into the conduct of FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini and requested sanctions against them.

Both were provisionally banned for 90 days on Oct. 8 pending the full investigation, engulfed by a deepening corruption scandal as the sport faces criminal investigations in Switzerland and the United States, Reuters reported.

Blatter has been FIFA president since 1998. Platini has been head of European soccer's governing body UEFA since 2007 and, until he was suspended, had been favorite to replace Blatter in the Feb. 26 presidential election.

"The investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has submitted its final reports containing requests for sanctions against Joseph Blatter and Michel Platini to the adjudicatory chamber chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert," said the statement.

It did not give details of what the report had found or the sanctions it had requested.