MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier this month, the committee temporarily suspended Blatter and Platini for a period of 90 days during a fraud investigation.
"I am, in all humility, the most able to run world football," Platini told The Telegraph newspaper Wednesday.
Platini, who is a potential candidate for FIFA president, was suspended for 90 days by FIFA's Ethics Committee earlier this month as part of a FIFA investigation into fraud and corruption among its leaders. Platini confirmed that he had received over $2 million in 2011 from FIFA without a written contract.
"The two million represents the equivalent of four years’ salary arrears that FIFA owed me when I was the president’s special adviser. The president himself offered me a contract and a salary that I accepted," Platini told the newspaper.
In late September, the Swiss Office of the Attorney General launched a probe into corruption claims against FIFA President Joseph Blatter over making a "disloyal payment" of $2.05 million to Platini in 2011 at the expense of FIFA, for work allegedly performed in 1999-2002. Blatter and Platini told investigators the payment was legal.