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Former FIFA President Blatter Loses Appeal Of Six-Year Ban From Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 06 / 16

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has "lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport" against his six-year ban from football, according to Matt McGeehan of the London INDEPENDENT. Blatter and former UEFA President Michel Platini were punished in Dec. '15 over a £1.3M "disloyal payment...

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Infantino Rages Over Laundry Bill

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Russia Gets Suspended Disqualification

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Football Notes

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