Disgraced former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, has said that Michel Platini can bounce back from his ban from football, to take charge of the governing body.
Platini’s suspension and president Gianni Infantino’s term both end next year.
Blatter, 82, believes the former UEFA boss can still achieve his ambition of taking FIFA’s top job.
“He can always come back. He’s 20 years younger than me,” Blatter told L’Equipe.
“When you’ve been president of the most important confederation, you can also lead FIFA.”
Platini, 62, was president of UEFA for the preceding eight years and had been tipped to succeed Blatter when he stepped down after 17 years in 2015.
Both men however became embroiled in controversy over a payment of nearly €2million by Blatter to Platini, resulting in the pair being banned from all football activities for eight years.
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