They have been rested with the Madden NFL 18 Coins weekend's big clash against Manchester City in mind.Ranieri dismissed suggestions that resting star names only cranked up the pressure to get back to winning ways.He added: "When you play well you get all the credit and when you lose the critics get negative, it's normal."We have to stay balanced. We have to be the same – up or down.”GETTY Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal against a six-year football ban Blatter had appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and being banned over ethics breaches when his long reign as the most powerful man in the sport ended in a corruption scandal.The 80-year-old Swiss was found to have made a £1.3m 'disloyal payment' to former UEFA boss Michel Platini.Both have denied wrongdoing, but both of them have now been banished from the game. GETTY Sepp Blatter was found to have made a payment to UEFA president Michel Platini "I take note of the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport" Sepp Blatter
Blatter said: "I take note of the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Madden NFL Coins Sport. The way the case progressed, no other verdict could be expected."The Court of Arbitration for Sport described the payment from Blatter to Platini as 'an undue gift' with 'no contractual basis'.The pair were initially banned from football for eight years but this was then reduced to six by FIFA's appeals committee. Platini's ban was the cut to four years in May. The 20 worst January transfers in Premier League history IT's transfer deadline day - will Premier League bosses bring in any more flops like this bunch today? 1 / 20 GETTY Fernando Torres: After a stunning stint at Liverpool the Spanish sensation moved to rivals Chelsea in 2011 for a record £50m but never managed to justify his price The rogue pair cooked up a tale that the payment back in 2011 was made for consultancy work the Frenchman had carried out for Blatter between 1998 and 2002.They had a 'gentleman's agreement' on when the balance was to be settled.Do me a favour. GETTY Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter have both been banned from maddenvip football The whole tawdry episode is still being investigated by Swiss prosecutors and if fraud has taken place then both Blatter and Platini should be sent to prison.
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