Platini lodges appeal

MUNICH: Michel Platini has lodged an appeal with FIFA against a 90-day suspension from world football that's thwarting his hopes of standing for the presidency. FIFA's ethics committee imposed the provisional ban on Thursday after a payment the UEFA president received from the world body became embroiled in a Swiss criminal investigation. Sepp Blatter, who was also suspended from his role as FIFA president, filed an appeal Thursday with the organisation he had led for 17 years. UEFA confirmed on Saturday that Platini has now also lodged his appeal.