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With Sepp Blatter suspended, African soccer leader Isaa Hayatou will serve as acting president of the governing body for the next 90 days.
FIFA confirmed Thursday that Hayatou gets automatically elevated to the top job as the longest-serving vice president on its executive committee.
The 69-year-old Hayatou has ruled African soccer for 27 years.
Sepp Blatter's lawyer says the FIFA ethics committee failed to follow the proper procedure when it decided to ban him for 90 days.
Richard Cullen says Blatter was ''disappointed that the ethics committee did not follow the code of ethics and disciplinary code, both of which provide for an opportunity to be heard.''
Cullen also says the ethics committee based its decision on a ''misunderstanding,'' adding that the Swiss attorney general has not charged Blatter with a crime.