Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his six-year ban from football.

Blatter and former UEFA president Michel Platini were punished in December 2015 over a 2 million Swiss franc (€1.8m) "disloyal payment" made to the Frenchman.

The pair's suspensions were reduced from eight to six years by a FIFA appeals committee, with their "services to football" a mitigating factor.

Platini took his case to CAS and Blatter followed suit. In May, Platini had his suspension reduced by a further two years to four years, but Blatter's full sanction remains in place.

A CAS statement read: "The appeal of Joseph S. Blatter has been dismissed.

"As a consequence, the decision rendered by the FIFA Appeal Committee (FIFA AC) on February 16, 2016 remains in force and Mr Blatter remains banned from taking part in any football-related activity at national and international level for six years as from October 8, 2015 and must pay a fine of CHF 50,000."