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.
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.
The head of the Spanish football federation has been arrested on corruption charges along with his son. The charges relate to the alleged embezzlement of funds and international match-fixing.
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.
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.
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