Platini to miss Euro 2016 draw as 90-day FIFA ban upheld

Michel Platini’s 90-day FIFA suspension will remain in place following a judgment from the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The UEFA president was provisionally banned, alongside FIFA chiefs Sepp Baltter, in October following a Swiss criminal investigation into corruption at football’s world governing body.
Friday’s news means he will miss the draw for Euro 2016.
The ban will now run its course until January 5 but CAS has ordered FIFA not to extend it beyond the 90 days, saying to do so would be an unjustified restriction of his access to justice.
CAS, which seeks to settle sports-related disputes, insisted the ban does not cause irreparable harm.
They did qualify their stance in a statement which read: “However, the CAS panel considered that the situation would change if FIFA were to extend the provisional suspension for any period up to 45 days, on the basis of ‘exceptional circumstances’.”
Platini’s lawyers, Thibaud d’Ales, said: “Michel Platini notes with satisfaction that CAS partially granted his request when it demanded that FIFA not extend his ban. In substance, he is confident that his case is solid.”

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