The Court of Arbitration for Sport set the previous FIFA president’s appeal hearing date on Fri, to be convened at its headquarters in Lausanne.

Sepp Blatter’s day in court will follow after 3 months from when CAS gave a four-year ban to his counter part Michel Platini, head of European soccer’s body UEFA for conflict of interest.

A different CAS panel in Platini’s case indicated in no uncertain terms that it was “not convinced by the legitimacy” of the payment to Platini as the cash was uncontracted additional pay for operating as Blatter’s presidential council from 1999-2002.

Both deny wrongdoing, and claim that they had a verbal contract for the extra cash, that FIFA wasn’t required by Swiss law to pay.