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    FIFA Bans Blatter, Platini and Valcke for 90 Days

    Has his 17-year reign over international soccer ended? FIFA’s ethics committee has provisionally suspended its president, Sepp Blatter, alongside Secretary General Jerome Valcke and VP Michel Platini, for three months. The three are being investigated by the committee for corruption — Blatter’s accused of signing a contract “unfavorable” to FIFA and making a “disloyal payment” to Platini — but the trio deny any wrongdoing. Today’s move bans them from any soccer-related activities, slimming Blatter’s chances for a return and the likelihood of Platini taking the helm.

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