FIFA president Joseph Blatter and his protégé Michel Platini have held sway over football's most important institutions for many years. But now - pending an appeal - both of them are out of the game. DW looks back at their rise and fall.
Former world player of the year Luis Figo will be an adviser and ambassador, the latest former player appointed by UEFA's president, Aleksander Ceferin. Figo's shown himself to be a political animal since retiring.
A former employee of a Swiss bank has been convicted on charges related to the corruption allegations surrounding world football's governing body, FIFA. This comes a day after the suspect pled guilty in a US court.
Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini lost in their appeals, but received a lifeline from FIFA on Wednesday. Both of their bans were reduced by two years, though both intend to appeal their suspensions further.
After playing a major role in the downfall of Sepp Blatter, Hans-Joachim Eckert was ousted from FIFA's Ethics Committee this week. He told DW he's hurt that FIFA 'couldn't be bothered' to inform him of their decision.
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