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Michel Platini arrives at CAS to fight 6-year ban by FIFA

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Michel Platini has begun his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban from football by FIFA over a $2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter.

The UEFA President did not speak with reporters Friday arriving for an 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) hearing expected to last at least eight hours.

A verdict could come early next week, ahead of UEFA's annual congress on Tuesday in Budapest, Hungary.