ASN Morning Read: Blatter, Platini Go Bye Bye
"Rejected by the chamber" is a new favorite phrase; FIFA loses two of its top officials; why did that take so long?; who's going to be head now?; Prince Ali, fabulous he, Ali Ababwa; or Danny Williams?
BY Noah Davis Posted
December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015
- "Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, two of the most powerful figures in global soccer, were barred from the sport for eight years on Monday morning after being found guilty of ethics violations."
- Mas: "The proceedings against Mr Blatter primarily related to a payment of CHF 2,000,000 transferred in February 2011 from FIFA to Mr Platini. Mr Blatter, in his position as President of FIFA, authorised the payment to Mr Platini which had no legal basis in the written agreement signed between both officials on 25 August 1999. Neither in his written statement nor in his personal hearing was Mr Blatter able to demonstrate another legal basis for this payment. His assertion of an oral agreement was determined as not convincing and was rejected by the chamber."
- Hmm. Did you know Danny Williams could do this?
- Klinsmann Outlines Plans for January Training Camp
- "Matt Miazga has enjoyed a dream year, rapidly rising from promising prospect to full-fledged U.S. international and transfer target. Now, at the age of 20, he could be about to make the jump overseas, even if the New York Red Bulls aren't ready to let him go. The Red Bulls are facing a very tough decision. Miazga is drawing considerable attention from Europe, and earlier this year signed with an agency that sources tell Goal USA is determined to move Miazga to Europe in 2016."
- Honesty is the best policy: "Tim Roth: I Starred In FIFA's Awful Propaganda Movie For The Money"
- Things to think about:
Fabian Johnson's value: When FJ plays for M'Gladbach this Bundesliga season: 9W, 1L, 2D, +15 GD. When FJ Does not play: 0W, 5L, 0D, -11 GD.— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) December 21, 2015