Paris, Nov 13 (IANS) UEFA president Michel Platini has criticised FIFA’s sluggishness in responding to his appeal against the ethics committee’s decision to suspend him for 90 days that prevented him from being named the candidate for its presidential elections. Platini was excluded earlier on Thursday from the list of candidates accepted for the FIFA presidential election; however he insists that his candidacy is still valid, reports Efe. 

Platini’s lawyers said in a statement on Thursday that according to previous statements by the electoral committee, Platini’s bid will be reviewed after the end of his suspension period so his candidacy cannot be considered to have been rejected. FIFA’s electoral committee announced five candidates who have been accepted for the presidential election to be held on February 26, including Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein (Jordan), Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa (Bahrain), Jerome Champagne (France), Gianni Infantino (Switzerland) and Tokyo Sexwale (South Africa). 

However, the committee excluded Liberian Musa Bility as well as Platini, who is under a 90-day provisional suspension by FIFA’s ethics committee since October 8. The electoral committee did not elaborate on Platini’s exclusion, but said that Bility was ruled out after reviewing “the content of the integrity check report relating to him.”

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