FIFA seeking life ban for Platini, say his lawyers

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 24, 2015 7:31 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - Michel Platini, who hopes to become head of world soccer's governing body FIFA, could face a life ban from the sport over a payment he received from FIFA head Sepp Blatter, a spokesman for the Frenchman's lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday.

A probe into the 2 million Swiss franc ($1.97 million) payment from FIFA to UEFA president Platini in 2011 forms part of a broader corruption scandal shaking the world soccer body.

(Editing by: Ossian Shine)