France coach Raymond Domenech has appealed against the touchline ban for the September 8 clash with Italy.
The tactician was suspended by UEFA and given a 6,000 Euro fine for "bringing football into disrepute" with his "inappropriate remarks made in an interview to the French newspaper Le Parisien."
Domenech had insisted that Italy "bought" a crucial play-off for the Sydney Olympics against France in 1999, but with no proof to back up these allegations, UEFA came down hard.
It seems he is not ready to accept the decision, though, and has lodged an appeal against the touchline ban.
The French Football Federation (FFF) announced the move in a bid to have him on the bench for the September 8 Euro 2008 qualifier at San Siro.
Source: C4 Football Italia / FFF