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The South American confederation (CONMEBOL) on Saturday gave its backing to UEFA chief Michel Platini, saying it was against the 90-day ban imposed on him by FIFA. Platini, who is running to take over from Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA early next year, was handed the ban on Thursday as part of a FIFA investigation into fraud and corruption among its leaders. The Frenchman, who is also a vice-president of FIFA, has launched an official appeal against the sanction and he will be boosted by the support he has received from the powerful CONMEBOL body.
American actor Randy Quaid and his wife have been arrested trying to cross into the United States from Canada, news reports said Saturday, the latest twist in a bizarre long-running saga. Canadian border officials say the couple are fugitives from justice in the United States over alleged illegal squatting in a US home that they used to own. The duo, said to have been living in Montreal since 2013, were stopped on Friday evening attempting to cross into Vermont, news reports said, citing Vermont State Police.