Blatter loses appeal over six-year soccer ban

  • Reuters, Monday, December 5, 2016 7:54 PM
Sepp Blatter lost his appeal of a six-year ban imposed by FIFA on its former president for breaching ethics rules related to authorizing payments to former UEFA president Michel Platini, himself banned from soccer, worth over $2 million that amounted to "undue gifts." The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) published its ruling on Monday.

Blatter told Reuters after the CAS ruling: "I have accepted it now. I have got to the stage where I have struggled enough, I have worked enough."

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