Platini set to appeal eight-year ban

Michel Platini (AFP Photo)
Michel Platini (AFP Photo)

Paris - UEFA president Michel Platini will appeal his eight-year ban from football on Monday, according to his lawyer.

Thibaud d'Ales said Platini had received overnight from world governing body FIFA the reasons behind the ban.

"We'll read them, analyse them and launch an appeal on Monday," D'Ales said.

FIFA's ethics tribunal earlier said it had provided Sepp Blatter and 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.

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