Uefa has publicly thrown its solid support behind President Michel Platini, after the FIFA presidential candidate was handed a 90-day suspension by FIFA ethics committee.
Platini has been named as a person of interest by the Swiss authorities in the ongoing investigation launched against Sepp Blatter.
Earlier today, Blatter, Valcke and Platini were handed a provisional 90-day ban, despite thus Uefa is standing with Platini.
“The Uefa Executive Committee saw no need, at this moment in time, to invoke Article 29(5) of the Uefa Statutes, pursuant to which the highest-ranking Vice-President of Uefa may step in to assume the powers and duties of the President in his absence,” Uefa’s statement said.
“This is because the Uefa Executive Committee is aware that the Uefa President will immediately take all necessary steps to appeal the decision of the Fifa Ethics Committee to clear his name.
“Furthermore, the Uefa Executive Committee stated that there must be a very rapid final decision on this matter before the relevant bodies, in the interests of both justice and football.
“Finally, the Uefa Executive Committee expressed its full confidence in Uefa President, Michel Platini, and stands fully behind him.”