Soccer CEO Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini are facing an investigation by the FIFA ethics committee.
The move comes after the Swiss Attorney General opened criminal proceedings against 79-year-old Sepp Blatter.
Sepp Blatter has been accused of signing a contract “unfavorable” to FIFA and of “unfair payment” to 60-year-old UEFA President Michel Platini.
The FIFA president denies any wrongdoing, and his lawyer says he is cooperating fully.
The Ethics Committee is examining the circumstances surrounding the payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($ 2.2 million) that Michel Platini received in 2011 for work allegedly done more than nine years earlier, the association said. of the press.
Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings against Sepp Blatter on September 25.
Michel Platini – who served as Sepp Blatter’s technical adviser between 1999 and 2002 – was interviewed as a witness by prosecutors.
Michel Platini has yet to explain the nine-year delay in payment, but he also denies having committed any wrongdoing.