Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter holds a press conference on December 21, 2015 in Zurich after the world's football governing body announced its verdict on corruption. AFP / MICHELE LIMINA
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Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter, currently serving a ban from the sport, told Reuters Thursday he is considering legal action against the global football body in an attempt to clear his name. Blatter, who led FIFA for 17 years, was handed a six-year ban for ethics violations, imposed amid the biggest corruption scandal to shake world football's governing body in 2015 .It is likely that any legal action from Blatter would take place in the Swiss civil courts.Blatter, who has denied all charges against him, had compared the FIFA Ethics Committee investigation to "the inquisition".
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