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Ex-Fifa president Blatter and ex-Uefa boss Platini charged with fraud

BBC News

November 2, 2021

Former Fifa officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been charged with fraud and other offences in Switzerland.

Swiss prosecutors say Mr Blatter unlawfully arranged a transfer of two million Swiss francs ($2.19m; £1.6m) to Mr Platini in 2011.

Prosecutors say the payment “damaged Fifa’s assets and unlawfully enriched Platini”.

Mr Blatter and Mr Platini now face trial at a court in Bellinzona.

The case was opened in September 2015 after Fifa, football’s world governing body, was dogged by accusations of widespread corruption.

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