UEFA football chief Michel Platini has reportedly launched an appeal against the 90 days ban imposed on him by FIFA while corruption claims are investigated.
Platini was earlier in the week suspended along with FIFA president Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke but the trio have denied any wrongdoing.
FIFA’s ethics committee began its investigation after the Swiss attorney general opened criminal proceedings against Blatter in September. The Swiss is accused of signing a contract “unfavorable” to FIFA and making a “disloyal payment” to Platini.
The ethics committee also opened an inquiry into Platini over the 2m euros (£1.35m) payment, which was made nine years after the former France footballer carried out consultation work for Blatter.
Platini who is a FIFA vice-president, is the English Football Association’s preference to succeed Blatter at FIFA with February pools in view.
The French FA wants the Court of Arbitration for Sport to intervene to ensure Platini can stand for election.