Evening Ticker: CONMEBOL, Platini, Falcao, and more

Evening Ticker: CONMEBOL, Platini, Falcao, and more

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Evening Ticker: CONMEBOL, Platini, Falcao, and more



CONMEBOL came under investigation again on Thursday, while Thierry Henry endorsed his favorite for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or and more:

Paraguayan officials have raided CONMEBOL, South America’s soccer governing body, offices as part of an ongoing FIFA probe. Investigators were reportedly seeking documents and information from computer hard drives related to the case. (REPORT)

Michel Platini has officially withdrawn his name from this year’s FIFA presidency race, although the former UEFA chief will still look to overturn his ban from football. (REPORT)

Chelsea loanee and Monaco forward Radamel Falcao was reportedly with the French club for a series of physicals to determine the Colombian’s health status on Wednesday. (REPORT)

Chelsea players Diego Costa and Oscar reportedly had to be restrained during training on Wednesday after a confrontation. (REPORT)

Ex-Barcelona and French international Thierry Henry has made it clear whom he believes should win the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or, saying: “It would be madness if Messi doesn’t win the Ballon d’Or.” (REPORT)

Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has edged out Yaya Toure of Manchester City for 2015 African Footballer of the Year. (REPORT)

Ligue 1 side Monaco has appointed former Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele to technical director. (REPORT)

Alan Curtis will continue to manage English Premier League side Swansea City for the remainder of the 2015-16 season after having taken over for Garry Monk in December. (REPORT)

Sunderland acquired Bayern Munich defender Jan Kirchhoff on Thursday, inking the German to an 18-month deal. (REPORT)

What do you make of the latest FIFA news? Is there any chance Platini’s ban is overturned? Who do you believe should win this year’s Ballon d’Or?

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