Allegations of corruption and mismanagement dog football’s most notorious former bosses.
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French authorities have seized documents from the country's football federation in connection with a Swiss probe into the suspect payment former FIFA president Sepp Blatter made to Michel Platini, officials said Wednesday. The search was conducted Tuesday – two days before Blatter's 80th birthday – with Swiss officials present while French investigators searched the French Football Federation headquarters in Paris.Switzerland suspects Blatter of "criminal mismanagement" while leading FIFA and authorizing a 2011 payment to Platini – the fallen head of European football – that was "disloyal" to FIFA.The doubts surrounding the infamous funds led FIFA to ban both Blatter and Platini from football for six years.Both worked with Platini as FIFA consultants, but their contracts were agreed between FIFA and the FFF, according to Blatter.
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