Ryall lodges appeal against ban

Sydney FC footballer Sebastian Ryall has lodged an appeal against his playing ban as he fights sex charges.

Through the Professional Footballers’ Association, Ryall lodged an appeal to overturn the ban which will be considered by Football Federation Australia’s disciplinary committee next week.

If the appeal is successful, it will make Ryall free to play for the Australian U20 team in the World Youth Championships in Egypt in September.