LAUSANNE: Disgraced, banned and ousted former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his six-year suspension from all football activities.

Blatter was banished just before Christmas by the world federation’s ethics committee for misconduct over the sale of World Cup TV rights and a SFr2m payment to UEFA president Michel Platini.

The initial eight-year ban was reduced last month to six years by the FIFA appeal committee. However it maintained the finding of culpability.

Platini is also serving a six-year ban and lodged his appeal with CAS last month in the hope of clearing his name in time to resume his UEFA presidency before the European Championship finals in his French homeland.