Embattled UEFA President, Michel Platini has failed in his bid to have his 90-day provisional FIFA ban lifted as the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday against his plea.
In a statement on Friday, CAS ruled that the ban from all football activity should be upheld but not extended.
With this development, Platini, the UEFA president, will be nowhere near the Euro 2016 draw taking place on Saturday, which will decide the groups for next year’s tournament in his homeland of France.
Platini 60, along with FIFA president Sepp Blatter are both facing a life ban from football activity over a £1.3m payment he received in 2011 for work said to be carried out almost a decade previously.
FIFA’s ethics committee is expected to make its decision on Platini’s future by December 21.