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Joseph Blatter, center, waves in front of the Swiss Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, Switzerland, July 8, 2022.

FIFA Corruption Trial: Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini Acquitted By Swiss Criminal Court

The case was centered around a USD 2 million payment from FIFA to Michel Platini with Sepp Blatter's approval in 2011.

08 July 2022

Sepp Blatter is surrounded by the media as he leaves the Swiss Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona

FIFA Corruption Trial: Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini Reiterate Innocence In Testimony To Court

The trial is set to last 11 days and the three federal judges hearing the case are scheduled to deliver their verdict on July 8.


Both Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini (right) have long denied wrongdoing.

Former FIFA Officials Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini Face Fraud Trial In June

Sepp Blatter is due to be questioned Wednesday and Michel Platini one day later. Both are expected to give closing statements on June 22.


During a five-year investigation, Nasser Al-Khelaifi rose in power and status in European football.

FIFA Retrial: PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi Acquitted Again; Jerome Valcke Guilty Of Forgery

Nasser Al-Khelaifi was cleared again of a charge of incitement to commit criminal mismanagement for allowing Jerome Valcke to use a vacation home.

24 June 2022

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter is surrounded by the media as he leaves the Swiss Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, Switzerland, June 8, 2022.

FIFA Corruption Trial: Sepp Blatter Avoids Testifying On Opening Day

Once the most powerful man in the world of football, Sepp Blatter is facing charges of defrauding FIFA in a Swiss criminal court.


The trial of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini in Switzerland is expected this year.

Michel Platini Files Criminal Complaint Against FIFA President Gianni Infantino

The criminal complaint was said to be filed on Nov. 17, two weeks after Michel Platini was indicted along with former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter on fraud charges.

06 April 2022

Ex-FIFA boss Sepp Blatter is surrounded by the media as he leaves the Swiss Federal Criminal Court.

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini Face 20-Month Suspended Jail Sentences Over Financial Wrongdoing

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and vice-president Michel Platini have been accused of fraud. The verdicts are expected on July 8.

16 June 2022

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