Copa Sudamericana

Sepp Blatter loses appeal at CAS against 6-year FIFA ban

GENEVA (AP) Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA.

Blatter said in a statement Monday it is "difficult" to accept but that "the way the case progressed, no other verdict could be expected."

The former FIFA president, who was banned for approving a $2 million payment to Michel Platini in 2011, said he will accept the decision.

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