London, Dec.11 (ANI): UEFA’s embattled president Michel Platini failed to get his 90-day provisional suspension from football field lifted after the Court of Arbitration for Sport denied his appeal on Friday.
As a result of the ruling, the Frenchman would not be allowed to attend the Euro 2016 draw in Paris on Saturday, the Guardian reported.
Besides him, FIFA president Sepp Blatter was also handed a provisional ban by the FIFA’s Ethics Committee over claims that Platini had received a ‘disloyal payment’ of 1.35 million pounds from the outgoing FIFA president in 2011.
However, CAS cautioned FIFA against extending Platini’s ban beyond the current 90 days saying it would be unfair to the under-fire UEFA chief.
Platini and Blatter will also attend a hearing with ethics committee judge Hans-Joachim Eckert next week, wherein it would be decided whether the request for lifetime bans on both men should be applied.
However, both Blatter and Platini have maintained their verbal contract was legal under Swiss law.
Platini could stand to replace Blatter as next president only if his ban ends before the election date of 26 February. (ANI)