More problems for president

Blatter facing 90-day suspension from FIFA

Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA, is facing a 90-day suspension from all football-related activities.

The recommendation by the ethics committee of the game’s governing body needs to be rubber-stamped by ethics judge, Hans-Joachim Eckert.

Mr Blatter is currently under criminal investigation by Swiss authorities for what they described as a “disloyal payment” of 2 million Swiss francs to the head of UEFA, Michel Platini.

An investigation is also under way into a 2005 sale of television rights.

Blatter, who has announced his intention to step down from the post, has denied all wrongdoing.

But pressure has been mounting on him to go earlier. Last week four major FIFA sponsors—Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Visa and Anheuser-Busch InBev— called for Blatter to step down immediately.

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