Zurich -The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) today decided to suspend Joseph Blatter, its president since 1998, and Michel Platini, president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 2007, for eight years from all soccer-related activities.
According to a FIFA communique, Blatter, from Switzerland, and Platini, from France, were found guilty of conflicts of interests and ethics violations.
The Swiss and the French were also fined with about $50.304 US dollars, and $80.409 US dollars, respectively.
Shortly after the decision was announced, Blatter warned in a press conference that he will fight for proving his innocence.
Blatter said he would challenge the decision in FIFAâ�Ös Appeals Committee and, if necessary, the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, and in the Swiss courts.
To be sentenced to eight years, you must commit a serious crime, said the 79-year-old Blatter who had worked 40 years for FIFA.
Blatter also told reporters that he felt betrayed by FIFA Ethics Committee and called Platini, 60, an honest man, who was planning to run for FIFA presidential elections next February 26.
Students of the International Film and Television School (EICTV), located in San Antonio de los Baños, recently visited the Pueblo Textil.Read More
Havana - Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Friday congratulated the highbrow Graziella Pogolotti, who was awarded the Dignity Prize granted by the Cuban Journalist Union (UPEC).
¨Doctor and Professor, we congratulate you with love, admiration and respect. You really deserve it,¨the Cuban president live-tweeted attaching an article about the decoration published in the national newspaper Granma.Read More
The documentary film "Pattaki", directed by Everlane Moraes and produced by Gregorio Rodríguez, has been selected to participate in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
This is about a thesis of graduates in Documentary Management in 2018, as part of the regular course of the International Film and Television School (EICTV), in San Antonio de los Baños.Read More