Top Swiss court confirms Platini ban

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Geneva (AFP) – Switzerland’s highest court has rejected former UEFA chief Michel Platini’s appeal against a four-year suspension from football, ending his efforts to overturn the penalty, the ATS news agency reported Thursday.

Platini, 61, was hit with the penalty over a $2 million payment he received in 2011, authorised by then FIFA chief Sepp Blatter for work he did a decade earlier, with no contract to show for the deal.

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