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Published: 09:45 | 2/3/16

Platini takes case to CAS


Michel Platini has lodged an appeal against his six-year ban from football with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Platini and former FIFA president Sepp Blatter were banned from all football activity in December 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. The "disloyal payment" came shortly after Platini decided to support Blatter's attempts for yet another re-election in 2011.

Although they failed to have the bans overturned, the FIFA appeals committee reduced the terms of their suspensions from eight to six years in recognition of their services to the game.

Platini maintains he did nothing wrong and has lodged an appeal with CAS.

"Michel Platini has filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision issued by the FIFA Appeal Committee on 24 February 2016," a statement from CAS read.

"In appealing to the CAS, Michel Platini seeks to annul the decisions taken by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee and by the FIFA Appeal Committee which lead to him being declared ineligible to take part in football-related activity at national and international level for six years.

"A CAS arbitration procedure is in progress. First, the parties will exchange written submissions and a panel of three arbitrators will be constituted. The Panel will then issue directions with respect to the holding of a hearing. Following the hearing, the Panel will deliberate and on a later date, it will issue a decision in the form of an Arbitral Award."

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