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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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Michel Platini to appeal Fifa football ban

Uefa President Platini speaks to the media earlier in December Credit: Reuters

Michel Platini has said he will appeal the decision taken by Fifa to ban him for eight years.

The head of European football said in a statement that he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his ban from the game announced by the Fifa ethics committee on Monday.

The Frenchman said in a statement that he was "at peace with my conscience".

Outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter vowed to "fight" his own ban from the Ethics Committee.

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