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Fifa bans Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini from football for eight years

The FIFA ethics committee has banned Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa president Michel Platini from football activities for eight years.

The bans follow an investigation into a £1.3m "disloyal payment" made to Platini in 2011.

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Uefa 'disappointed' with Platini ban, will support appeal

Uefa will support president Michel Platini through an appeal against his eight-year ban, the organisation has said.

In a statement, the body - which represents football associations across Europe - said it was "disappointed" with the decision by Fifa's Ethics Committee to ban and fine Mr Platini.

Uefa has taken note of the decision of the Fifa Ethics Committee to suspend Michel Platini for eight years from all football-related activities.

Naturally, Uefa is extremely disappointed with this decision, which nevertheless is subject to appeal.

Once again, Uefa supports Michel Platini's right to a due process and the opportunity to clear his name.

– Uefa statement

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