The six years ban on former Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, from football activities has been upheld after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Cas.
The Swiss was banned over ethics breaches as his seventeen years as head of football’s world governing body ended in a corruption scandal in twenty- fifteen.
He was found to have made a one point three million pounds “disloyal payment” to former Uefa boss, Michel Platini, who alongside Blatter denied wrongdoing.
Cas described the payment as “an undue gift” with “no contractual basis”.
Meanwhile, Former FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, says he has accepted the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Cas.
Blatter, who stressed that “no other verdict could be expected, said he had experienced much in his forty- seven years in the organisation, adding that sports had taught him to accept defeat.
In its written verdict, Cas said Blatter “requested the annulment of the ban but did not request a reduced penalty”.
Fifa suspended Blatter and former France international Platini for eight years in December, but the bans were reduced to six years by its appeals committee.
In May, Cas reduced Platini’s ban to four years after he appealed.
Platini, had sought to get the punishment overturned, but a three-man panel, said it “was not convinced by the legitimacy” of the payment Blatter made to him in 2011.