Former Fifa President Blatter Sees Six-Year Ban Upheld After Appeal

December 5, 2016

Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter remains suspended from all football-related activities for six years, asthma after his appeal against the ban was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The 80-year-old saw his spell as Fifa president end in 2015, amidst allegations of corruption. The Swiss was banned in December 2015, after Fifa’s Ethics committee found him guilty of breaches amounting to an ‘’executive abuse’’ of his position.

Blatter, who had spent over four decades with Fifa, was found to have made a ‘’disloyal payment’’ to former UEFA President Michael Platini, with the Frenchman also receiving a worldwide ban from football.

Both Blatter and Platini claim the payment was due to consultancy work completed between 1998 and 2002, but CAS found the payment had ‘’no contractual basis’’.