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Ousted Uefa president Michel Platini can only attend Euro 2016 matches as a paying spectator

Platini was today banned from football for eight years. Photo: PA

Michel Platini will be able to attend matches at Euro 2016 in France next summer despite his Fifa ban - but only if he buys a ticket as a fan.

The Uefa president has - along with Sepp Blatter - been banned from all football-related activity for eight years by Fifa's ethics committee, which prohibits him accepting invitations as a VIP or working for a television station as a pundit.

The bans do not prevent the Frenchman and Blatter attending matches in a private capacity however - it would contravene Europe's human rights code to try to impose a ban on that.

A source close to Fifa's ethics committee told Press Association Sport: "They can go to the matches but only as a private person. They can buy a private ticket but they cannot accept any invitations into the VIP area. They cannot work for TV stations making commentaries either."

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