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FIFA: Blatter and Platini receive eight years ban for corruption

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New Delhi: FIFA President Sepp Blatter and the European Soccer boss Michael Platini were banned for eight years by FIFA’s ethics committee on Monday for alleged involvement in financial iregularities.

The pair was also fined. The investigation was carried out in a payment of more than two million dollars from FIFA to Platini.

This marks the end of Blatter’s 17-year reign as the FIFA Chief and Platini who was favorite to replace him, lost his chance.

THerre is an inquiry going on about the awarding of the world cup 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar respectively.

The prosecutors indicated that there 27 present or former FIFA officials that are under the scanner. Russian President Vladimir Putin had said that Sepp Blatter should be given the Nobel prize for his contribution to the world of football.

The corruption in football shook the world. Football, being the most famous game in the world is more financially supported than any other games. Players and clubs make a lot of money and it opens up the door for the corruption.

Sepp Baltter was criticized a number of times for his approach of leading the FIFA, however, he manegd to stay in the power for than one and a half decade.

Both men received a ban of eight years, but they did not get any criminal punishment. This also marks the heaviest casualities in the football world.

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Apple Brings FIFA World Cup Closer to You

Siri users can ask for scores, schedules, standings and team rosters, Apple said in a blog post

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Additionally, Apple has also made updates to its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) app for iOS, promising bug fixes and performance improvements. Pixabay

As the countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup begins, football fans around the world including in India can stay up to date with statistics, scores and updates on their favourite teams across all Apple devices, the company has said.

Virtual assistant Siri adds support for football in Brazil, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Israel — in addition to 26 other countries that already support Siri sports, including India.

Siri users can ask for scores, schedules, standings and team rosters, Apple said in a blog post.

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Throughout the month, the App Store editors will highlight their favourite apps and games from football stars, offer tips on taking a perfect football photo and how to best get your football fix on social media.

The App Store will also feature key football-related apps and games to help fans dive deeper into the experience, with official broadcaster apps like FOX NOW or BBC Sport, and games like FIFA Mobile and PES 2018.

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Apple Music will feature playlists for each of the 32 participating nations with the most exciting artists in each country as chosen by local teams. (IANS)

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