Platini says his confidence has grown. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
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UEFA's fallen president Michel Platini mounted a final challenge against his six-year ban from football Friday in an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, with a verdict due by May 9 .Exiting the court after the hearing, Platini said his confidence had grown and restated his claim that the verdict from FIFA judges was unjust.Before entering the court, Blatter told reporters he was "happy" to honor a request from FIFA that he testify and that he was looking forward to greeting Platini again.Blatter has also appealed to CAS and is awaiting a date for his hearing.Blatter and Platini were the highest profile casualties in the massive scandal that has engulfed FIFA over the last 11 months.The CAS hearing included three legal experts, one each representing Platini and FIFA and a president.
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