Blatter, Platini now free to appeal bans – FIFA ethics committee

Geneva (AFP) – FIFA’s ethics tribunal said Saturday it had provided Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini with the reasons for its decision to ban them from football for eight years, clearing the way for them to appeal against the decision.

“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee … has notified Mr Joseph S. Blatter and Mr Michel Platini of the grounds for the decisions passed in December 2015,” the body said in a statement.

Platini’s lawyer Thibaud d’Ales said the UEFA president had indeed received the reasons behind the ban.

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