Football

Blatter to learn 
of appeal fate 
on Monday

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter will learn on Monday whether his appeal against a six-year ban from football has been successful, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said yesterday.

Once the most powerful man in football, the Swiss is serving a ban over ethics violations relating to a suspect 2 million Swiss francs (S$2.8m) payment he authorised in 2011 to former Uefa boss Michel Platini.

Blatter, 80, served as Fifa chief from 1998 to 2015.

Both Blatter and Platini were originally banned for eight years by the sport's world governing body, but that was reduced to six years by a Fifa appeals panel in February. Platini had his ban cut by a further two years by CAS in May. - AFP

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