Platini to take FIFA appeal to CAS

Michel Platini has confirmed he will take an appeal against his ban from all football-related activity to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after FIFA cut his suspension from eight to six years on Wednesday. UEFA president Platini and his FIFA counterpart Sepp Blatter were suspended from all football activity in December when the

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Goal hero Messi expected Arsenal to fade

Lionel Messi felt Barcelona were rewarded for their perseverance after his second-half brace sealed a 2-0 Champions League win at Arsenal. Messi and his dazzling forward partners in crime Luis Suarez and Neymar were restricted for much of the first half by a committed and tenacious Arsenal, who might have led when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scuffed

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