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Blatter lodges appeal against football ban with sports court

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has filed an appeal to annul his six-year ban from soccer.

Blatter was banned last year after being found guilty of unethical conduct relating to a 2 million Swiss franc (£1.43m) payment by Fifa in 2011 to Uefa president Michel Platini.

An eight-year ban was imposed by Fifa's ethics judge in December, but Fifa's appeal committee reduced it to six years last month.

Platini is also serving a six-year ban and lodged his appeal to CAS last month. CAS is hoping to deliver its verdict in May, a month before the European Championship in France, Platini's home country.

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