Sepp Blatter's been asked to hand back his chauffeur-driven Mercedes

Former FIFA president was suspended as the organisation's chief in 2015

BY Raf Diallo 15:46 Friday 16 December 2016, 15:46 16 Dec 2016

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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been asked to hand back his chauffeur-driven Mercedes by the end of the week.

The Swiss former head of world football had continued to have the car and driver at his disposal while trying to overturn his ban from football at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

He had been allowed to keep the vehicle until the legal proceedings regarding his appeals against his ban were ongoing.

That appeal failed two weeks ago when CAS upheld his six-year ban for authorising a so-called "disloyal payment" to Michel Platini in 2011.

Blatter announced that he intended to resign as FIFA president in June 2015, shortly after beating Prince Ali of Jordan in an election.

He was then suspended by world football's governing body in October of last year regarding the "disloyal payment", before a ban of eight years was imposed on him 12 months ago.

The FIFA appeals committee reduced that ban by two years in February 2016.

The 80-year-old had been in charge of FIFA since 1998 when he had succeeded Brazilian Joao Havelange.

Former UEFA official Gianni Infantino is the current head of FIFA.


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