The FIFA vice president is already serving a 90 day suspension while an investigation is held into a USD 2 million sum he received from FIFA president Sepp Blatter who is also suspended.
     
Platini's lawyer Thibaud d'Ales revealed the FIFA's life ban demand which he described as a 'scandal' and 'excessive'.
     
"This ban is subject to the proof of corruption but the punishment is clearly excessive," D'Ales said.
     
FIFA's investigatory chamber announced on Monday that it has opened a case against Blatter and Platini and that it was aiming to announce a decision next month.
     
Until then Platini, the president of UEFA is forbidden to take part in the race to become Blatter's successor as president of FIFA.

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