Blatter says will fight eight-year ban by FIFA

ZURICH: Banned FIFA leader Sepp Blatter will appeal against his eight-year ban by the world football body's ethics committee imposed on Monday, he told reporters.

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"I will fight for me and I will fight for FIFA," Blatter said, adding he would take his objections to FIFA's appeals body, go before the Lausanne-based sports arbitration panel, or take legal action under Swiss law if needed.