This file photo taken on April 29, 2016 shows UEFA's fallen chief Michel Platini leaving the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after his appeal hearing against his six-year FIFA ban for ethics violations in Lausanne. AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI
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Suspended European football boss Michel Platini will resign as head of governing body UEFA after losing an appeal against a ban for ethics violations, but he will continue to fight to clear his name.The ruling means that UEFA, which has not replaced Platini since he was initially banned in October, will have to elect a new president.Platini had been favorite to replace Blatter at the time.Platini and Blatter were provisionally banned in October while FIFA's ethics committee investigated the case, then suspended for eight years each in December, reduced to six years by the FIFA appeal committee in February.
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