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CAS set to announce decision on Platini’s 90-day suspension

Johannesburg, Dec.11 : The decision on whether under-fire UEFA president Michel Platini’s 90-day suspension from football would be lifted will be announced on Friday.

According to Sport24, Platini went to court pleading for his temporary lift from ban, so that he can take part in the FIFA presidency election, which is to be held on 26th February.

Confirming the news, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ( CAS) said that the panel in charge of the arbitration heard the parties’ arguments and the decision will be announced on Friday.

Besides him, FIFA president Sepp Blatter is also serving provisional ban handed by the FIFA’s Ethics Committee over claims that Platini had received a ‘disloyal payment’ of 1.35 million pounds from the outgoing FIFA president in 2011.

Both of them will also appear before FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber next week, which will decide whether they should face a definitive punishment.

Meanwhile, if CSA lifts the ban against Platini then he could take part in the Saturday’s draw for the 2016 European Championships.

Platini could stand to replace Blatter as next president only if his ban ends before the election date.

Six other candidates will also run in the race for the election namely Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, the UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino, Liberia’s FA president Musa Bility, Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman, former diplomat Jerome Champagne and South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale.

FIFA had plunged into an unprecedented crisis when Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings against Blatter over allegations that he had sold World Cup TV rights to disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner for 20 times below than their actual value.(ANI)