FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini were handed eight-year bans by soccer's governing body on Monday primarily due to the $2 million dollar payment in 2011 from Blatter to Platini at the expense of FIFA.

The adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA ethics committee, which is chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, banned the two from all soccer-related activities effective immediately. Those activities include administrative, sport or any other on a national and international level.

FIFA's ethics committee met in October after criminal proceedings were filed by the office of the attorney general of Switzerland against Blatter in late September.