Clock ticking as Platini lodges CAS appeal


PARIS: In a last ditch bid to overturn a 90-day ban and thereby run for the FIFA presidency Michel Platini lodged an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), his lawyers said on Friday (Saturday in Manila). The move comes after a FIFA appeal committee on Wednesday rejected the French UEFA supremo’s joint bid with Sepp Blatter to overturn their suspensions which run until January 5 while Swiss police pursue a criminal investigation. One of the lawyers, Thibaud d’Ales, said he expected a CAS decision by the end of November. CAS would normally decide upon an urgent case within two weeks.



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