Michel Platini arrives at FIFA for 8-year ban appeal
The former FIFA presidential hopeful denies wrongdoing and is challenging sanctions imposed in December.
FIFA`s ethics committee found Platini guilty of accepting gifts, conflicts of interest, and breaching loyalty and general conduct rules. He was fined 80,000 Swiss francs ($81,000).
Ethics judges said Platini`s argument was "not convincing" that a verbal contract entitled him to get uncontracted salary for work as Blatter`s presidential adviser from 1999-2002.
The FIFA appeals committee, which rarely overturns rulings, could give its verdict this week.
Blatter`s appeal hearing is on Tuesday.