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FIFA election hopeful Nakhid at CAS to challenge exclusion

Former Trinidad and Tobago's football player David Nakhid speaks during a press conference to launch his bid to succeed FIFA president Sepp Blatter on September 28, 2015 in the Lebanese capital Beirut. The election to find a successor to Sepp Blatter will be held in Zurich on February 26, 2016. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Trinidad and Tobago's football player David Nakhid speaks during a press conference to launch his bid to succeed FIFA president Sepp Blatter on September 28, 2015 in the Lebanese capital Beirut. The election to find a successor to Sepp Blatter will be held in Zurich on February 26, 2016. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland --

FIFA presidential hopeful David Nakhid has appealed against his exclusion from the election at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

CAS says it expects a verdict next week.

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Nakhid, a former Trinidad and Tobago international, was among seven election applicants in October. FIFA's election committee blocked him because one of the five FIFA member federations nominating him broke rules by also proposing another contender.

The federation, reportedly the U.S. Virgin Islands, had both its nominations annulled.

Nakhid is expected to argue that FIFA election officials should have told him about the clash.

On Friday, CAS also rejected Michel Platini's appeal against a 90-day FIFA ban. A third election applicant, Musa Bility, has also appealed to CAS against exclusion for failing an integrity check.