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Published: 09:32 | 12/1/16

Platini set to appeal FIFA ban


Michel Platini is set to appeal his eight-year ban from all football-related activity on Monday.

The former French international and former FIFA president Sepp Blatter were banned from all football activity last month over a £1.3m payment made by FIFA to Platini in February 2011 which the paired claimed was due for uninvoiced work carried out a decade earlier.

However, after FIFA's ethics committee provided them with the full written reasons for their suspensions, they were told earlier today that they were free to appeal.

Blatter has alreay stated his intention to appeal as well.

"The adjudicatory chamber of the independent ethics committee has fulfilled its commitment to provide the grounds for the respective decisions to Mr Blatter and Mr Platini within the first half of January 2016 as they had previously been informed," a statement from FIFA's ethics committee said.

"After receiving the grounds for the decisions, both officials may lodge an appeal with the FIFA appeal committee."

If the pair are unsuccessful in their appeals to FIFA, they can appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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