FIFA seeking life ban for Platini, say his lawyers

Michel Platini’s lawyers say the Frenchman could face a life ban from soccer

SHOWS: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (FILE) (SWISSCOM) – Michel Platini, who hopes to become head of world soccer’s governing body FIFA, could face a life ban from the sport over a payment he received from FIFA head Sepp Blatter, a spokesman for the Frenchman’s lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday (November 24).

A probe into the 2 million Swiss franc ($1.97 million) payment from FIFA to UEFA president Platini in 2011 forms part of a broader corruption scandal shaking the world soccer body. ($1 = 1.0175 Swiss francs)