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    Suspended FIFA President Blatter Receiving Death Threats - Daughter

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    Corinne Blatter-Andenmatten, daughter of suspended International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) president Joseph Blatter, said that unknown persons have sent letters to her father threatening to murder him, German media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the German weekly Bunte, Blatter's daughter said the anonymous death threats would be forwarded to police.

    On December 21, FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee Adjudicatory Chamber banned Blatter and UEFA President and FIFA Vice President Michel Platini from any football-related activities for a period of eight years.

    In late September, the Swiss Office of the Attorney General launched an investigation into corruption claims against Blatter who is suspected of making a "disloyal payment" of $2.05 million to Platini in 2011 at the expense of FIFA, for work allegedly performed during the period 1999-2002.

    Earlier in December, Blatter said his career in football was finished.

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