This picture taken from a handout film released by the FIFA shows acting president Issa Hayatou attending an extraordinary FIFA's executive committee at the football's world body headquarters in Zurich, on October 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FIFA
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Michel Platini's bid to be FIFA president remains on hold while he serves his suspension – but football's governing body Tuesday left the door open for the Frenchman.The UEFA president had been considered the favorite to replace Blatter until his suspension.His chances nosedived as neither he nor Blatter can explain an irregular payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($2 million) made in 2011 for advisory work the Frenchman did for FIFA from 1998 to 2002 .Football's governing body has been in chaos since Oct. 9 when the ethics committee suspended Blatter, Secretary-General Jerome Valcke, and Platini for 90 days.The trio were banned from attending Tuesday's FIFA gathering in Zurich when acting president Issa Hayatou attempted to guide FIFA through the latest storm of scandals in Blatter's absence.With Hayatou in charge, the executive committee welcomed preliminary reform proposals to set an age restriction of 74 years and a 12-year maximum tenure for the FIFA presidency.
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