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Blatter And Platini Ban Appeals Rejected

Wed 18th Nov 2015 | FIFA

The FIFA Appeal Committee, chaired by Larry Mussenden, has rejected in full the appeals lodged by Joseph S. Blatter and Michel Platini against their 90 day bans.

The decisions taken by the FIFA Appeal Committee are as follows:

Joseph S. Blatter: the FIFA Appeal Committee rejected the appeal in full and confirmed in its entirety the decision (cf. art. 84 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics) concerning provisional measures taken ex parte by the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee on 7 October 2015.

However, for the sake of clarity, the procedure of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee regarding the provisional measures is still ongoing, meaning that the adjudicatory chamber may still confirm, revoke or amend the provisional decision as stated in art. 84 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

Michel Platini: the FIFA Appeal Committee rejected the appeal in full and confirmed in its entirety the decision (cf. art. 84 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics) confirming the provisional measures taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee on 20 October 2015.

The decision of the adjudicatory chamber had been passed following the initial decision taken ex parte on 7 October 2015 and after having heard the party in this regard.

The decisions taken by the FIFA Appeal Committee were communicated to Mr Blatter and Mr Platini today, 18 November 2015.

According to article 67 of the FIFA Statutes, the decisions may be appealed before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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