JAMAICA OBSERVER – A lawyer for fallen FIFA chief Sepp Blatter on Sunday confirmed he would launch an appeal against his eight-year ban.
“We will appeal it, of course,” US-based attorney Richard Cullen confirmed to AFP in an email.
The confirmation came after FIFA’s ethics tribunal on Saturday revealed it had provided Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini with the reasons for imposing the ban, clearing the way for both men to appeal.
A lawyer for Platini, who has also been banned for eight years, had earlier confirmed an appeal would be launched.
Blatter and Platini’s appeals had been widely expected. Both men have repeatedly vowed to clear their names following the sanction.