Michel Platini could return as FIFA boss, claims Sepp Blatter

Updated: Apr 22, 2017, 11:54 IST | AFP |

FIFA's ex-president Sepp Blatter yesterday said that a comeback was possible for his former ally Michel Platini, declining to hit back after the Frenchman savaged him in an interview last month

Zurich (Switzerland): FIFA's ex-president Sepp Blatter yesterday said that a comeback was possible for his former ally Michel Platini, declining to hit back after the Frenchman savaged him in an interview last month.

Blatter said that Platini's name may be cleared by “new elements” concerning the infamous two million Swiss franc payment ($2 million, 1.9 million euros) that triggered both men's ouster from football. “I think he should be back and I think it is not all over,” Blatter said, suggesting that former UEFA boss Platini could again take charge of the European confederation, or even FIFA.

Blatter is serving a six-year ban over the payment he authorised to Platini in 2011. Platini's suspension was cut to four years on appeal. The pair are united in claiming the transaction was legitimate.

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