The Court of Arbitration for Sport took two years off the suspension, which was issued after Platini received an alleged “disloyal” £1.3 million payment from former FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, who is also serving a ban
The French international tested positive for a banned substance following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the Europa League on March 17
Eleven million documents were leaked over the past few days, and it has been alleged that new FIFA president Gianni Infantino signed off on a contract with businessmen Hugo and Mariano Jinkis, who have both been accused of bribery.
“Whenever there is a (CAS) decision, we can hold immediately a meeting of the executive committee. We can go through an accelerated process for an election,” Acting General Secretary, Theodore Theodoridis, told reporters
Blatter and Platini were banned for what was termed inappropriate exchange of money between them
“This is my president. I respect him and decided to show that I am ready to support him wherever I am. I wrote on this T-shirt everything that I wanted to say,” Tarasov said after his side lost 2-0 in the first leg of the last-32 tie
UEFA’s statement came after FIFA told the media recently that their banned President Sepp Blatter was still being paid
As the Spanish striker bore down on goal, his shot deflected off Iker Casillas and into the unwitting Ivan Mercano, who couldn’t prevent the ball from deflecting into the back of the net, despite the best efforts of Maicon to clear it
He also reaffirmed his determination to run for FIFA presidency even though controversy over the payment had cast a cloud over his bid to become president of the world football body
Both men deny any wrongdoing, but UEFA’s 54 members met in Switzerland on Thursday afternoon as the crisis surrounding football’s highest-profile figures continues to deepen
It said its executive committee would hold an informal meeting in Warsaw later in the day, before the Europa League final between Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Sevilla
Liverpool currently top the rankings with regards to English clubs, but as of now, they are on course to qualify through their position in the Premier League table
The European football’s organising body will meet next Thursday to discuss whether or not to extend an automatic one-match suspension for the dismissal
Real and Chelsea are in the seeded pot, along with fellow group round winners, Atletico Madrid, Monaco, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Porto
However, UEFA deducted the resulting three points from Serbia’s total in the Euro 2016 qualifications group standings
The Saturday Congress by a faction of NFF in Warri, Delta State, despite a court order, clearly shows the level of impunity and disregard for rule of law in Nigeria, Olukayode Thomas task President Goodluck Jonathan to halt the slide.
The UEFA Executive Committee selected the thirteen host cities that will stage matches at UEFA EURO 2020, when the competition will celebrate its 60th anniversary in six years’ time on Friday in Geneva.
Nigerian international, John Obi Mikel, was again rooted to Chelsea’s benched as Chelsea played out a one-all draw against Schalke 04 in a UEFA Champions League tie on Wedsnesday at the Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid midfielder, Xabi Alonso, was suspended for the Champions League final in May after picking up a third knockout phase booking in the second leg of his team’s semi-final
The draw sets up an intriguing situation for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, the 21-year-old goalkeeper on loan with Atletico from Chelsea