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FIFA reveals Blatter was paid $3.76m in 2015

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Ex-FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, was paid “$3.76 million in 2015, according to the Financial and Governance Report issued by world football’s governing body on Thursday.

Blatter, who is serving a six-year-ban from football, had always resisted publishing his earnings during his 17 years in charge of the global body.

Blatter and Valcke's salaries for 2015 in further detail. Official #FIFA document pic.twitter.com/y2cdewi7IB

— Piers Edwards (@piers_e) March 17, 2016

FIFA said its former secretary general, Jerome Valcke, who was fired for misconduct, earned $2.2 million.

CAF president Issa Hayatou who served temporarily as FIFA president when Blatter was banned was also paid $800,000.

The body also reported a loss of $122 million in 2015, a year blighted by corruption scandal.

FINANCE: See compensation of President, Secretary General, ExCo & independent committee members on pages 62-63 – https://t.co/u4NoAUEVK2

— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) March 17, 2016

Meanwhile, Sepp Blatter has filed an appeal against his six-year ban for ethics violations, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday.

The court said Blatter wants to overturn the decision of FIFA’s appeals committee in February to ban him from the sport at national and international levels.

Platini, who has also been banned, launched his own appeal with CAS last month.

Blatter and European soccer head Michel Platini were banned over a payment of $2 million made to Platini in 2011 by FIFA with Blatter’s approval for work done a decade earlier.

Both have denied any wrong-doing.

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