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Former FIFA official Valcke appeals 10-year soccer ban

GENEVA (AP) Former FIFA official Jerome Valcke has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn his 10-year ban from soccer for unethical conduct.

The court outlined a procedural timetable Tuesday that should take several months to reach a verdict.

Valcke's case will go ahead while he remains under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in Switzerland. He is also an expected target witness in an American federal investigation of corruption implicating senior FIFA officials.