FIFA committee reject appeals by Blatter, Platini on bans

FIFA committee reject appeals by Blatter, Platini on bans
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Blatter, Platini have appeals rejected
Blatter, Platini have appeals rejected

FIFA president Joseph Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini have lost their appeals against 90-day provisional suspensions from all football activities.

FIFA's appeals committee Wednesday rejected the appeals and confirmed provisional suspensions imposed last month by the world governing body's ethics committee.

The bans on Blatter and Platini by the committee's adjudicatory chamber followed a Swiss criminal investigation against Blatter launched on September 25.

As part of the investigation Platini was asked to provide information about a payment of 2 million Swiss francs (about 2 million dollars) signed off by Blatter in 2011.

A FIFA statement said the appeal Committee "rejected in full the appeals lodged by Joseph S. Blatter and Michel Platini" and confirmed the provisional suspensions.

On Blatter, the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee is still proceeding with the case and "may still confirm, revoke or amend the provisional decision.

Both Blatter and Platini may appeal to the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, the statement said.

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