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Lausanne - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday backed a 90-day FIFA ban against Michel Platini, in a new blow to the Frenchman's hopes of entering the FIFA presidential race.

Platini, head of European confederation UEFA and a FIFA vice president, had been the favourite to succeed outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter, until he was named in a Swiss criminal investigation in September.

FIFA suspended Platini and Blatter in October.

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