FIFA Vice President Michel Platini is appealing after the World Cup governing body banned him for 90 days while corruption allegations are being investigated.
Michel Platini, 60, has been removed along with FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Secretary-General Jerome Valcke. They all deny wrongdoing.
The former football star prefers the French Football Association to succeed Sepp Blatter in the FIFA presidency.
The French FA wants the Court of Arbitration for Sport to intervene to ensure that Michel Platini can run.
The FIFA Ethics Commission began its investigation after the Swiss Attorney General opened criminal proceedings against Sepp Blatter in September.
Sepp Blatter is accused of signing a contract “unfavorable” for FIFA and making “unfair payment” to Michel Platini.
The ethics committee has also launched an investigation into Michel Platini’s payment of 2 million euros, which was made nine years after the Frenchman conducted consulting work for Sepp Blatter.
FIFA will hold an emergency meeting on October 20 in Zurich to discuss the presidential election in February, which will elect a successor to Sepp Blatter.
Michel Platini, UEFA’s president since 2007, has been backed by the Football Confederation of South America (CONMEBOL) since his removal.
CONMEBOL said that Michel Platini should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The French Football Federation (FFF) expects a decision from the FIFA Appeals Committee within eight days.
“FFF has accepted the principle of appeal if the decision of the FIFA Appeals Committee does not follow in Michel Platini’s footsteps,” said a FFF spokesman.
Swiss Sepp Blatter, 79, won a fifth consecutive presidential election in May, but announced he would step down just days after two FIFA investigations were launched by US and Swiss authorities.
Michel Platini is one of the favorites in place of Sepp Blatter and still plans to resist. He has the full support of UEFA, which is holding an emergency meeting next week.