Blatter appeal to CAS to be heard next month

Blatter appeal to CAS to be heard next month
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Published July 9th, 2016 - 21:29 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Joseph Blatter
Joseph Blatter

Former FIFA president Joseph Blatter's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has been fixed for August 25.

Blatter has gone to CAS in Lausanne, Switzerland following a six-year football ban by FIFA's ethics committee.

Blatter and former UEFA president Michel Platini were banned in connection with a disloyal payment of some 2 million dollars (2 million Swiss francs) Platini received from Blatter in 2011 for FIFA work done as a FIFA presidential adviser a decade earlier.

Platini also took his case to CAS, which in May reduced his ban from six to four years. He then announced he was stepping down as UEFA president.

The original FIFA ethics committee ban for Platini and Blatter was eight years but was reduced by two years for both on appeal at FIFA.

© 2016 dpa GmbH

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