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Sepp Blatter (AFP)
Sepp Blatter (AFP)

Zurich - FIFA corruption investigators will demand an extension to the eight-year bans ordered against world football leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini last month, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

The anti-corruption investigators had originally sought a life ban against the two most powerful men in football over a two million Swiss franc payment that Blatter authorised for Platini.

"The investigatory chamber intends to appeal against the decision for Mr Blatter and Mr Platini at the FIFA appeal committee," FIFA ethics committee spokesperson Andreas Bantel told AFP.

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