FIFA to take legal action to recover Platini 'payments': document

FRENCH PRESS AGENCY - AFP
LAUSANNE
Published 11.12.2019 18:07
Updated 20.12.2019 02:19
FILE - in This May 28, 2015 file photo Michel Platini grimaces during a press conference following a meeting of the UEFA board, Zurich, May 28, 2015. AP Photo
FILE - in This May 28, 2015 file photo Michel Platini grimaces during a press conference following a meeting of the UEFA board, Zurich, May 28, 2015. (AP Photo)

FIFA is to take legal action by the end of the year to force Michel Platini to return 2 million Swiss francs ($2 million) he received "illegally" during Sepp Blatter's reign at world football's governing body, according to a document seen Wednesday.

FIFA, which banned Platini for six years in 2015 over the payment, says in the document seen by AFP that under Swiss law it has until Dec. 31 to file a claim in court "to recover the money illegally paid by the former president of FIFA to the former vice president of FIFA."

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