Platini loses European court appeal against football ban
Strasbourg, France: Former UEFA head Michel Platini has lost his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights against a four-year ban from football over a 2 million Swiss franc (1.8m euro) payment from then FIFA president Sepp Blatter in 2011.
A chamber of seven judges at the Strasbourg-based court ruled Thursday that Platini's "suspension from football-related professional activity was justified".
"The court found in particular that, having regard to the seriousness of the misconduct, the senior position held by Mr Platini in football's governing bodies and the need to restore the reputation of the sport and of FIFA. - AFP