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Blatter, Platini suspended for 90 days by FIFA ethics panel

FIFA President Joseph "Sepp" Blatter and two of the men seeking to replace him were suspended by the organization's ethics panel, essentially ending Blatter's 17- year reign and throwing open the February election at soccer's governing body. Blatter and European soccer chief Michel Platini, the favorite to win the vote, were both suspended for 90 days by the panel, and former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon, who was considering a run, was banned for six years and fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($103,000). FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, already on leave, was also suspended for 90 days. Hans-Joachim Eckert, the chairman of the ethics committee's...