Ex Fifa president Sepp Blatter has taken his appeal against a six-year ban from world football to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).
The 79-year-old Swiss had earlier vowed to exhaust his appeals following failure at the Fifa Appeals Committee to have his initial eight-year ban rescinded.
Blatter, along with former Uefa Chief Michel Platini, was handed an eight-year suspension in December by the Fifa Ethics Committee following a ‘disloyal payment’ of $2 million made out to the Frenchman in 2011 for duties carried out nine years prior.
However, the FIFA’s appeal committee last month reduced the ban to six years after considering both men’s ‘contribution’ to football down the years.
Platini, who was forced out of the Fifa presidential race as a result, had already lodged his appeal to Cas last month.
Cas is hoping to deliver its verdict in May, a month before the summer’s European Championship in France.
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