MICHEL Platini and Sepp Blatter are both facing possible lifetime bans on corruption charges brought by FIFA’s ethics committee. UEFA president Platini’s lawyer has confirmed the recommendation by ethics investigators is for a lifetime ban for the Frenchman and it is believed the same recommended sanction applies to the case of outgoing FIFA president Blatter. The recommended sanctions relate to corruption charges brought over a £1.3million payment made to Platini from FIFA in 2011 that was signed off by Blatter. The pair also face charges of mismanagement, conflict of interest, false accounting and non co-operation with or criticising the ethics committee. Formal hearings into allegations of FIFA’s ethics code breaches will take place later this month. It is understood Blatter is also facing corruption charges, which under Court of Arbitration for Sport guidelines carry a lifetime ban if proved. Blatter’s spokesman Klaus Stoehlker said the 79-year-old had yet to be informed of the recommended sanction but was “deeply surprised” to learn of that facing Platini. Both men are currently serving a provisional 90-day suspension.