Blatter fights ban


PARIS. — Fallen FIFA chief Sepp Blatter will appeal against his eight-year ban, his lawyer said on Sunday, joining fellow suspended official Michel Platini in a fight to clear his name.

“We will appeal it, of course,” Blatter’s US-based attorney Richard Cullen confirmed.

The confirmation came after FIFA’s ethics tribunal on Saturday revealed it had provided Blatter and UEFA president Platini with the reasons for imposing the ban, clearing the way for both men to appeal. A lawyer for Platini, who has also been banned for eight years, had earlier confirmed an appeal would be launched. — AFP.

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