Ex-Fifa bosses Blatter and Platini found not guilty after fraud trial – BBC News

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Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter and vice-president Michel Platini have both been found not guilty following their fraud trial.

The pair stood trial in Switzerland over a payment of 2m Swiss francs (£1.6m) made by Blatter to Platini in 2011.

Both men had denied wrongdoing and said the transfer was belated payment for Platini’s advisory work for Fifa.

Blatter, 86, and former Uefa president Platini, 67, were banned from football in 2015 and indicted last November.

Fifa said it “takes note of the verdict” and “will await the full reasoned judgement before commenting further”.

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