Former FIFA boss Blatter wants to clear his name

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - DECEMBER 21: FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter attends a press conference as reaction to his banishment for eight years by the FIFA ethics committee at FIFA's former headquarters at Sonnenberg on December 21, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerla

Banned FIFA president Sepp Blatter say he feels "abandoned" by world football’s governing body. Speaking to German magazine Bunte, the 79-year-old Swiss said he will now focus on clearing his name. FIFA's watchdog last week banned Blatter and UEFA boss Michel Platini for eight years for ethics violations. Both men immediately denied any wrongdoing and said they would appeal to the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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