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Platini's appeal rejected

6 months ago

Michel Platini lost an appeal against a judgment that was made a year ago.

The Frenchman appealed against a verdict that excludes him from the world of football. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected the appeal and has sentenced Michel Platini to a four-year exclusion from the football world.

Former UEFA president was accused of accepting two million dollars from FIFA in 2011, for which he together with Sepp Blatter were suspended first for 90 days and then for eight years. The Independent Ethics Commission imposed such punishment on them.

The case was later considered by the FIFA Appeals Board, which reduced the penalty to six years. Platini decided to fight further and referred the case to CAS, and they shortened the penalty for another two years until the present.

The 62-year-old was the president of UEFA in 2007-15. After receiving the verdict, Gianni Infantino replaced him.
SOURCE
Reuters
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