Le Graët ‘steps away’ from FFF presidency pending investigation, Hardouin ‘laid off’

Noël Le Graët, former president of the French Football Federation (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The French Football Federation (FFF) is facing a period of turbulence following the suspension of president Noël Le Graët and the laying-off of director general Florence Hardouin pending publication of a government audit of the governing body.

The FFF executive committee has placed vice-president Philippe Diallo in temporary charge as the organisation awaits the outcome of the report commissioned by the French sports ministry.

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