Lausanne — The verdict in former FIFA President Sepp
Blatter's appeal against a six-year ban for unethical conduct will be announced
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will publish the
ruling at 3 p.m. Swiss time (1400 GMT).
Blatter denies wrongdoing in authorizing a $2 million
payment to Michel Platini in 2011. They claimed it was uncontracted salary for
former France great Platini advising Blatter from 1999 to 2002.
Also read: Blatter says he will accept verdict as CAS appeal begins
FIFA's ethics committee ruled it was a conflict of interest
and banned both for eight years last December. FIFA's appeal committee cut the
bans to six years.
Platini, who gave evidence for Blatter at a 14-hour hearing
in August, previously had his ban cut to four years at CAS.
Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings
against Blatter in September 2015.For
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