Sepp Blatter Enters Court With a Smile at Start of FIFA Fraud Trial
Once the most powerful man in the world of football, Blatter is facing charges of defrauding FIFA in a Swiss criminal court. He is on trial along with former France great Michel Platini, his former protégé who had been considered Blatter’s successor as president of the governing body of football
Ex-soccer chief Blatter too ill to testify at his fraud trial
By John Revill BELLINZONA, Switzerland -The trial of former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and French footballing legend Michel Platini over alleged corrupt payments ground to a halt on Wednesday when Blatter said he was too ill to testify. Swiss prosecutors accuse the pair, once among football's most powerful figures, of unlawfully arranging a payment of two million Swiss francs ($2.08
Blatter and Platini trial: former Fifa president too unwell to testify on day one – video
Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini began their trial over alleged corrupt payments before grounding to a halt after Blatter said he was too ill to testify
Former FIFA executives Blatter, Platini finally set for court date in fraud trial | CBC Sports
Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini's 11-day trial on charges of defrauding FIFA starts Wednesday — finally bringing the epic downfall of soccer's former world leaders into criminal court.