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Platini to resign after CAS imposes 4-year ban from soccer

  • FILE - In this April 29, 2016 file photo UEFA President Michel Platini leaves the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, surrounded by media after a hearing in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland, plans to announce its verdict on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Michel Platini's appeal on his six-year ban from football. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, file)

    FILE - In this April 29, 2016 file photo UEFA President Michel Platini leaves the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, surrounded by media after a hearing in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland, plans to announce its verdict on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Michel Platini's appeal on his six-year ban from football. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In This May 28, 2015 file photo UEFA president Michel Platini grimaces during a press conference following a meeting of the UEFA board ahead of the FIFA congress in a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland. The Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland, plans to announce its verdict on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Michel Platini's appeal on his six-year ban from football.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

    FILE - In This May 28, 2015 file photo UEFA president Michel Platini grimaces during a press conference following a meeting of the UEFA board ahead of the FIFA congress in a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland. The Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland, plans to announce its verdict on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Michel Platini's appeal on his six-year ban from football. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this June 1, 2011 file photo then FIFA President Joseph Blatter, right, and then UEFA President Michel Platini walk together at the 61st FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland. The Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland, plans to announce its verdict on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Michel Platini's appeal on his six-year ban from football.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

    FILE - In this June 1, 2011 file photo then FIFA President Joseph Blatter, right, and then UEFA President Michel Platini walk together at the 61st FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland. The Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland, plans to announce its verdict on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Michel Platini's appeal on his six-year ban from football. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)  (The Associated Press)

Michel Platini will resign as UEFA president after failing to overturn his ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which cut his sanction from six to four years.

A spokesman for Platini's Paris-based lawyers says Platini will now resign.

CAS effectively removed Platini from world soccer by ensuring his ban runs beyond his current UEFA mandate, which expires in March 2019.

The court says the ban "corresponds to the duration of a presidential term."

In deciding the ban, the court says its judges cited "the absence of any repentance and the impact that this matter has had on FIFA's reputation."

CAS says Platini was guilty of conflict of interest for taking a $2 million payment from FIFA approved by Sepp Blatter in 2011.