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Platini continues to be paid by Uefa despite ban

Michel Platini will be paid his salary by Uefa "until further notice" despite having been banned from football-related activity for eight years, the European governing body has revealed.

The confirmation comes after it was revealed that outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who has also been banned, will receive his Fifa salary until the election of his successor on February 26.

Platini will carry on being paid. Credit: PA

Uefa said it would not disclose suspended president Platini's salary, nor that of general secretary Gianni Infantino.

A Uefa statement said: "Mr Platini is receiving a salary from Uefa, and will continue to do so until further notice. Individual salaries are of a confidential nature and therefore are not disclosed."

Platini and Blatter were banned for eight years last month by Fifa's ethics committee over a £1.3million payment made to the Frenchman in 2011 - he and Blatter said it was to settle an oral agreement made nearly 13 years previously when he worked as Fifa's technical advisor.