CAS dismissed the appeal of the Blatter suspension from football

CAS отклонил апелляцию Блаттера на отстранение от футбола

. Former President of the International football Federation (FIFA) Joseph Blatter told the AP that the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected his appeal for a six-year suspension from football activities.

Swiss Federal office of justice on 25 September 2015, has opened proceedings against Blatter on suspicion of illegal transfer in 2011, two million Swiss francs holding at that time a post of the head of UEFA Michel Platini. Arbitration chamber of the ethics Committee of FIFA 21 Dec 2015 suspended Blatter and Platini from football for eight years. The appeals Committee of FIFA on 24 February reduced the period of dismissal of officials to six years. Blatter and Platini appealed the decision to CAS. In may, the court reduced the suspension Platini to 4 years.

In a statement, Blatter says that he found it “difficult” to make that decision, but by “how it went, it was hard to expect any other verdict”.