Suspended Sepp Blatter is nervous and expecting bad news over football ban appeal: Report

Both Blatter and Platini's appeals were heard by the FIFA appeals committee last week.

Last Updated: Feb 23, 2016, 19:46 PM IST
Suspended Sepp Blatter is nervous and expecting bad news over football ban appeal: Report

New Delhi: Tainted and suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter will learn the result of his appeal against an eight-year ban from football on Tuesday.

According to a report in Sky Sports, sources claim that Blatter is said to be nervous and is expecting bad news.

The 79-year-old was banned along with former UEFA president Michel Platini, for eight years, by FIFA's ethics committee in December 2015.

Both Blatter and Platini's appeals were heard by the FIFA appeals committee last week and, if they lose, they have each said they will take their cases to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Meanwhile, Blatter is also expected to publish a book next month named - "Sepp Blatter: Mission Football".

"It is really a journey through Sepp Blatter`s life," said Alain Diezig of publisher Werd&Weber.

"In this richly illustrated book, written by his spokesman, Thomas Renggli, Sepp Blatter tells how he learned to deal with the hostility."

Earlier, Blatter and Platini were banned over a "disloyal payment" of 1.3m GBP between them in 2011, made without a written FIFA contract.

Both men claim they had a verbal agreement for FIFA to pay Platini additional salary for his work as Blatter's presidential adviser from 1999-2002.

But FIFA ethics prosecutors have counter-appealed to seek life bans for both these alleged men.