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FIFA bans president and likely successor

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FIFA's ethics committee banned Sepp Blatter and Michel' Platini from all soccer related activities for eight years.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Platini were kicked out of the sport for conflict of interest and disloyalty to FIFA in a $2 million payment deal that is also the subject of a criminal investigation in Switzerland.

Blatter's FIFA career is ending in disgrace after more than 17 years as president and 40 years in total.

Both are expected to appeal at the FIFA appeals committee and the court of arbitration for sport.

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