Platini is the head of European football and was the favorite to become the new FIFA president. But the Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld Michel Platini's ban from world football. His fate is now in the hands of FIFA's Ethics committee.
The head of the organizing committee for next year's World Cup in Russia has hit back at allegations of state-sponsored doping in the country. Vitaly Mutko's comments came just days before a key IOC meeting.
Harold Mayne-Nicholls, a former president of Chile's football federation, has had his ban from FIFA reduced, allowing him to return to football duty. He had been charged with unethically accepting benefits.
Denmark's football association has reached an agreement that will allow the country's women's team to play a World Cup qualifying match next week. This came after a match had been canceled due to a dispute over pay.
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.
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