Michel Platini: Uefa president loses suspension appeal

Uefa president Michel Platini has failed in his bid to have his 90-day provisional ban from football lifted.

Platini’s request was denied by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday, which means the Frenchman will not be allowed to attend the Euro 2016 finals draw in Paris on Saturday.

The 60-year-old was suspended along with Fifa president Sepp Blatter in October while corruption claims are investigated.

Both deny any wrongdoing.
Platini and Blatter will have personal hearings with Fifa’s ethics committee next week, following allegations of a £1.3m “disloyal” payment between Blatter and Platini in 2011.

Ethics investigators for football’s world governing body, who handed down the initial 90-day suspension, have recommended a life ban for Platini.

Blatter has announced he will stand down from his post, and Fifa’s next president will be chosen at a special congress on 26 February 2016.

Platini is one of the favourites to replace him and still plans to stand.

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