Platini loses football ban appeal

Uefa president Michel Platini has failed in his bid to have his 90-day provisional ban from football lifted.

Platini’s request was denied by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday, which indicates the Frenchman will not be allowed to attend the Euro 2016 finals draw in Paris on Saturday.

The 60-year-old was suspended along with Fifa president Sepp Blatter in October whilst corruption claims are investigated.

Both deny any wrongdoing.

Platini and Blatter will have personal hearings with Fifa’s ethics committee next week, following allegations that a £1.35m payment was created in 2011 for work Platini did as Blatter’s adviser.

A verdict is anticipated on Monday, 21 December.

Ethics investigators for football’s planet governing body, who handed down the initial 90-day suspension, have suggested a life ban for Platini.

Blatter has announced he will stand down from his post, and Fifa’s subsequent president will be selected at a particular congress on 26 February 2016.

Platini is a single of the favourites to replace him and still plans to stand.