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Blatter’s football suspension to finish in time for Qatar’s World Cup

Blatter was penalized for paying 2 million Swiss francs (US$2 million) to former Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) chief Michel Platini, whose suspension was also reduced.

“You cannot buy a World Cup.”

According to the Guardian, Blatter said Qatar was awarded hosting rights "not because of corruption but because of political pressure."

FIFA bans Blatter, Platini from football activities for eight years

In a statement today, FIFA's ethics committee said Blatter and Vice-President Michel Platini had been found guilty of corruption allegations, involving a "disloyal payment" of $2 million made to Platini in 2011.
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