Platini requires appeal against FIFA ban to sports tribunal

Suspended Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) president Michel Platini has submitted to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) an appeal against the six-year suspension imposed by FIFA for alleged corruption, searching for to annul the ban.

The CAS has confirmed getting Frenchman Platini’s appeal, which seeks to annul the decisions taken by the Ethics Committee of FIFA, confirmed on February 24 by the Appeals Committee of that physique, reports Efe.

“In appealing for the CAS, Michel Platini seeks to annul the decisions taken by the Adjudicatory Chamber of your FIFA Ethics Committee and by the FIFA appeal committee which led to him being declared ineligible to take component in football-related activity at national and international level for six years. A CAS arbitration process is in progress,” the CAS statement said.

The CAS has already started arbitration proceedings.

First the two sides will exchange their arguments in writing plus a panel of three arbitrators, after deciding on a date for the hearing, will later concern a formal choice.

The decision to punish Platini and former FIFA president Sepp Blatter was based on the payment of 1.84 million euros ($2 million) which FIFA created to Platini in February 2011, authorised by Blatter, which “had no legal basis inside the written agreement signed among both officials on August 25, 1999”.