In a statement, FIFA's ethics committee said that the men are “banned from all football activities on a national and international level” for the next three months, effective immediately. The suspension could be extended by a further 45 days.
Blatter said “there were two political interventions” from former German president Christian Wulff as well as former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and that the German politician recommended that his country’s football federation “vote for Qatar out of economic interests.”
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