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Switzerland: Platini arrives at FIFA HQ to appeal 8-year ban00:44

Switzerland: Platini arrives at FIFA HQ to appeal 8-year ban

Switzerland, Zurich
February 15, 2016 at 12:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Michel Platini arrived at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Monday, ahead of his appeal hearing against an eight-year ban from all football-related activity.

Platini was banned from all football-related activity by FIFA's ethics committee in December 2015 over a "disloyal payment" of $1.3 million (€1.16 million) made to him by then FIFA president Sepp Blatter in 2011. Blatter is also appealing against his own eight-year ban over the payment.

Both cases will be presented before the FIFA appeals committee, headed by president of the Bermuda Football Association Larry Mussenden. The committee has the power to overturn, reduce or increase the ban. If Platini fails to have his punishment overturned, it is likely he will take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

UEFA stated that it will not hold an election for its presidency until Platini's appeal process has been exhausted.

Switzerland: Platini arrives at FIFA HQ to appeal 8-year ban00:44
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Former president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Michel Platini arrived at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Monday, ahead of his appeal hearing against an eight-year ban from all football-related activity.

Platini was banned from all football-related activity by FIFA's ethics committee in December 2015 over a "disloyal payment" of $1.3 million (€1.16 million) made to him by then FIFA president Sepp Blatter in 2011. Blatter is also appealing against his own eight-year ban over the payment.

Both cases will be presented before the FIFA appeals committee, headed by president of the Bermuda Football Association Larry Mussenden. The committee has the power to overturn, reduce or increase the ban. If Platini fails to have his punishment overturned, it is likely he will take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

UEFA stated that it will not hold an election for its presidency until Platini's appeal process has been exhausted.

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