Blatter at FIFA headquarters to appeal eight-year ban

Jospeh Blatter was back at FIFA headquarters Tuesday to appeal against his eight-year ban from all football-related activity.

The outgoing FIFA president was presenting his case to the appeals committee of football's governing body.

His appeal came a day after UEFA president Michel Platini was at the Zurich headquarters of FIFA to appeal against his own eight-year ban.

It is thought verdicts could be made later this week.

Blatter, 79, and Platini, 60, were banned in a ruling by the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's ethics committee on December 21 over ethics breaches concerning a "disloyal payment" of 2 million Swiss francs (about 2 million dollars) made to Platini in 2011.

The hearings were held just over a week before FIFA is due to elect a new president in Zurich on February 26.

Last update: Tue, 16/02/2016 - 20:13

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