FIFA has rejected complaints from President Sepp Blatter and Vice President Michel Platini against their 90-day suspension.
Sepp Blatter and Michele Platini were suspended in October while the ethics committee of the governing body of world football investigated allegations of corruption against them.
Sepp Blatter, 79, is accused of signing a “unfavorable” contract for FIFA and making “unfair payments” to Michel Platini.
Both deny wrongdoing and can appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke was also suspended in October, but was not mentioned in today’s FIFA statement.
The FIFA Ethics Committee is due to hold hearings on allegations of misconduct before Christmas.
Former France captain and current UEFA chief Michel Platini – who wants to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president – said the € 2 million payment was “valid compensation” from the time he worked for the Swiss for more than nine years. early.
They insist that there was an oral agreement on the payment in 1998, although it was not made until 2011.
Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were removed after the Swiss Attorney General opened criminal proceedings against Blatter, who has been FIFA’s president since 1998.
The ethics committee has also launched an investigation into Michel Platini’s payment.
Michel Platini’s suspension means that his proposal to succeed Sepp Blatter must be withheld. He is one of seven candidates in the February 26 presidential election, but his integrity will not be scrutinized until his case is resolved.
Sepp Blatter was discharged from hospital last week after what was described as a “small emotional breakdown.”
Earlier this year, US authorities filed charges against 14 FIFA officials and associates on charges of bribery and racketeering. A simultaneous Swiss investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has begun.