Uefa to delay presidential election until Michel Platini appeal

  22 January 2016    Read: 505
Uefa to delay presidential election until Michel Platini appeal
Uefa will not hold a presidential election until Michel Platini`s appeal against his eight-year ban from all football activity is complete.
The Uefa president, 60, was suspended by Fifa`s ethics committee in December along with its president Sepp Blatter.

They were found guilty of breaches surrounding a "disloyal payment" made to Platini, but the Frenchman has appealed to Fifa`s appeals committee.

Platini has withdrawn from February`s Fifa presidential election.

A statement from European governing body Uefa said: "The Uefa executive committee decided there will be no Uefa presidential election scheduled until the sports justice appeal bodies, including potentially the Court of Arbitration for Sport, have taken a decision regarding Michel Platini`s suspension.

"We hope his name is cleared and that he can return to the European football family as quickly as possible."

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