Blatter awaiting fate


October 08, 2015

Sepp Blatter

awaiting fate


Sepp Blatter could be facing a 90-day suspension. The FIFA president's future was being determined by the governing body's ethics committee at meetings in Zurich, with Blatter at risk of being suspended after a criminal case was opened against him.

Blatter associate Klaus Stoehlker, who has no role at FIFA, told The Associated Press and other media outlets the ethics committee's adjudicatory chamber recommended a 90-day suspension for the sport's most powerful official.

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"Blatter has heard that from several sources," Stoehlker said. "He has not got any message from the committee ... and he is perfectly under control. He is going to the office tomorrow."

Blatter's lawyer, Richard Cullen, said the president "has not been notified of any action taken by the FIFA ethics committee."

"We would expect that the ethics committee would want to hear from the president and his counsel, and conduct a thorough review of the evidence, before making any recommendation to take disciplinary action," Cullen said in a statement.

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