Lausanne - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will
announce a decision on whether Michel Platini's suspension from football should
be lifted on Friday at about 0900 GMT, the tribunal said.
The FIFA vice president appeared before CAS judges on
Wednesday with his lawyers to plead the case for him to be allowed to return so
that he can take part in FIFA's election campaign for a new president.
Also read: Platini to attend ban appeal
Platini has been named in a Swiss criminal investigation
into FIFA leader Sepp Blatter. Platini received a two million Swiss franc ($2
million) payment from FIFA which is under investigation.
Both men, who were suspended for 90 days by FIFA, deny any
wrongdoing. But Platini's lawyers say FIFA's ethics watchdog wants him banned
A CAS statement said that on Thursday "the CAS Panel in
charge of the arbitration heard the parties' arguments regarding the temporary
lifting of Mr Platini's provisional 90-day suspension. The CAS intends to
announce the Panel's decision at around 10.00am on Friday."For
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