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Sepp Blatter (AFP)
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Geneva - The FIFA ethics committee probing allegations of corruption against suspended president Sepp Blatter and his would-be successor, Michel Platini, requested on Saturday that sanctions be levelled against both men.

Citing privacy and the presumption of innocence, the committee said it would not disclose the nature of the punishments requested against the two men, who for years were the most powerful figures in world football.

However, the announcement sparked an angry response from Platini's lawyer, who said that FIFA had "lost all credibility".

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