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French football offices raided in case against Blatter

French football offices raided in case against Blatter

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Offices of the French Football Federation have been searched with documents seized in support of the ongoing Swiss investigation into the former Fifa president Sepp Blatter.

The search was carried out at the behest of Swiss authorities in connection to the $2 million ‘disloyal payment’ made out to former Uefa chief Michel Platini in 2011.

Switzerland’s office of the attorney general said in a statement: “Documents were seized in connection with the suspected payment of 2m Swiss francs (£700,000) that is inter alia the subject of the proceedings.”

Swiss prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into Blatter on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of funds in September.

Blatter and Platini have been banned from the game for six years following an investigation by the Fifa Ethics committee.

Both men have denied any wrongdoing and have carried their appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sports, Cas.

Credit: Guardian

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