European football chief Michel Platini fails to overturn ban


The Uefa chief and 1980s French football star, under investigation over a payment from Fifa's boss, stays banned from all football-related activity.

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Michel Platini, the Uefa president provisionally banned over a “disloyal payment” of 2 million Swiss francs from his Fifa counterpart Sepp Blatter, has failed in his bid to have his interim suspension lifted, reports The Guardian.