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Platini arrested in investigation into awarding 2022 World Cup to Qatar

Tuesday, Jun 18 2019
The former UEFA president was taken into custody by the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police.
Michel Platini's fall from grace has hit a new low as the former UEFA president has been arrested over the awarding of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar.

Four years have passed since the Frenchman was banned by the FIFA Ethics Committee but the...


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PSG and Man City face new allegations of Financial Fair Play breach

Friday, Nov 2 2018
According to Der Spiegel, the journal that leaked the information, FIFA president Gianni Infantino was aware of all their dealings.
Football Leaks has revealed a new scandal that involves Manchester City, PSG, and the current FIFA president, Gianni Infantino.

In a document obtained and published by Der Spiegel, Football Leaks reveals that Gianni Infantino offered lesser penalties...


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Michel Platini admits 1998 World Cup draw was rigged

Friday, May 18 2018
The former French footballer and UEFA exec was part of the committee in charge of the tournament's organization.
If you still had doubts about how legal World Cup or UEFA Champions League draws were, Michel Platini came out and spilled the beans.

In an excerpt from an interview with French radio station "France Bleu", Platini admitted that the 1998...


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Antoine Griezmann dismisses comparison with French football legend Michel Platini after win vs Germany

Friday, Jul 8 2016
France star Antoine Griezmann gave quite the performance against world champions Germany in Euro 2016's semi-final. The Atletico Madrid striker scored two goals, which knocked out the Germans from the competition and granted Didier Deschamps' men a golden ticket to the final in Paris.
His brace against Muller and Co. made him the tournament's top scorer with six goals, only three behind Platini's record of nine in the 1984 European Championship tournament. However, speaking at the post-match press conference, La Liga player brushed...


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Platini cries “injustice”, as he hands over UEFA presidency despite reduced ban

Monday, May 9 2016
The French legend was forced to step down as leader of European football’s governing body, as the CAS failed to fully overturn his suspension.
Today was a bitter-sweet moment for French legend Michel Platini, as the three-time Ballon d’Or winner saw his ban from football reduced by two years yet was still forced to step down as UEFA president.

The 60-year-old icon, alongside former...


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Blatter and Platini handed 8-year bans by FIFA ethics committee

Monday, Dec 21 2015
The pair will now have to stay away from all football-related activities, effective immediately.
It’s probably the hard, anti-corruption crackdown that FIFA critics were hoping for.

On Monday morning, the world football governing body’s ethics committee announced their decision to ban Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for 8 years...


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BANNED FOR LIFE? FIFA asks maximum sentence to be imposed on Platini

Tuesday, Nov 24 2015
The former UEFA chairman will try to prove a 'verbal agreement' was reached between Blatter and himself involving the payment of over 2 million euros back in 2011.
The bout between FIFA, Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini continued today, as the Frenchman's lawyers revealed what sort of punishment football's governing body is aiming to hand the fomer UEFA President. 

Platini's attorney Thibaud D'Ales stated...


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Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter hospitalized after breakdown

Wednesday, Nov 11 2015
Football’s world governing body leader suffered “a nervous shock” due to stress, according to reports.
Fighting to save a tarnished career appears to have taken its toll on FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

The leader of football’s world governing body has found himself embroiled in several scandals ranging from the awarding of Russia and Qatar...


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"Platini is behind all the attacks against me" -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter

Wednesday, Oct 28 2015
The Swiss exec revealed that the former footballer 'always wanted to be FIFA's president, but he didn't have the guts to face him'.
FIFA's saga of corruption doesn't seem to be near its end, and today Sepp Blatter, suspended as football's governing body president, added fuel to the fire by revealing Michel Platini should be blamed for the current crisis FIFA is experiencing. Blatter...


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UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino presents FIFA presidential bid

Monday, Oct 26 2015
The Italian exec will be backed by football's European governing body, taking Michel Platini's place as UEFA's top candidate to occupy Sepp Blatter's place.
After Michel Platini's bid to run for FIFA's presidency was cancelled due to a 90-day ban, UEFA's associations wanted a man t to represent their interests in the upcoming race to become FIFA's ruler. Given that their hopes were set on Platini, and the...


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FIFA Crisis: Blatter, Platini, and more suspended. Who's next?

Monday, Oct 12 2015
A shockwave of scandal has struck world football's governing body, and it's not just Sepp Blatter who's part of the rapidly crumbling house of cards.
The Big 3: Michel Platini, Sepp Blatter, and Jérôme Valcke under the microscope

Throughout his presidency of FIFA, Sepp Blatter has been no stranger to scrutiny and controversy. Well before this latest scandal erupted, the Swiss businessman...


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Blatter will not step down as FIFA president despite ongoing investigation

Monday, Sep 28 2015
The Swiss exec issued a statement denying his participation in any illegal activity, following claims about a 'disloyal payment' to UEFA president Michel Platini.
Apparently, the captain refuses to leave the sinking ship. Despite what most experts predicted, FIFA president Joseph Blatter will not be stepping down as football's governing body main man, even if he's being investigated by Swiss authorities over a...


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OFFICIAL: Michel Platini will run for FIFA's presidency in February

Wednesday, Jul 29 2015
The former French midfielder revealed his intentions earlier today, after a number of rumors pointed him out as Blatter's natural successor.
Michel Platini confirmed today what everyone in the world of football rumored during the past few weeks. UEFA's President will be running to become FIFA's top man in February, once Sepp Blatter's term comes to an end. Allegedly, Platini is supported by...


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BLATTER STRIKES BACK: FIFA's president challenges those who doubt him

Saturday, May 30 2015
The Swiss exec blamed United States authorities for planning the 'attack' on him two days before the election took place.
One day after being re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA President, Swiss exec Joseph Blatter referred to all of those who claimed for his resignation after the scandal that saw seven of FIFA's top ranking officers arrested in Switzerland. Blatter stands...


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Platini demands Blatter's resignation as sponsors threaten to end dealings with FIFA

Thursday, May 28 2015
UEFA's boss thinks it's time for the Swiss exec to step down as FIFA president, while some sponsors demand answers after several officers were arrested yesterday.
Michel Platini is clear about something: Sepp Blatter has to resign from his position as FIFA's president. The French exec and UEFA president had a meeting with the Swiss director prior to the start of the annual FIFA Congress. Platini revealed he has...


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BREAKING: Blatter issues statement after scandal involving top FIFA officers

Wednesday, May 27 2015
The Swiss exec, who is contending for a fifth term as football's top officer, said the organisation will cooperate with the authorities in charge of the investigation.
FIFA's Swiss president Joseph Blatter issued a statement regarding the bribery and racketeering case involving some of his top officers. In a document released by FIFA's media area, Blatter revealed he will be cooperating with the Swiss and United States...


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DANGER: Platini believes Blatter's re-election could tarnish FIFA

Monday, May 25 2015
The president of UEFA admits that Ali has enough credentials to be president of FIFA. Blatter has been elected four times.
Michel Platini sits comfortably as the head of UEFA but he would not like to see Sepp Blatter continue as the president of Fifa. The former soccer player and legend with France, believes that a fifth re-election for Blatter would damage the world of soccer. 

"While...


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UEFA boss Michel Platini reveals Financial Fair Play rules could change

Monday, May 18 2015
Financial Fair Play rules handed Manchester City and PSG huge fines and transfer restrictions for this season.
After a season which saw big spenders Paris Saint Germain and Manchester City being handed huge fines, UEFA boss Michel Platini revealed Financial Fair Play rules could be changed, following a series of complaints by other European sides.

In an...


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OFFICIAL: FIFA 2022 World Cup set to end on December 18

Thursday, Mar 19 2015
The decision was made during a meeting of FIFA's executive committee. It could allow the EPL to resume by Boxing Day.
FIFA's executive committee that is currently meeting in Zurich to decide the dates of the 2022 World Cup has decided the final will be played on 18 December. This comes after Sepp Blatter had originally suggested that day for the tournament to be over.

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'I think it's time for a change in FIFA'-- UEFA President Michel Platini

Monday, Mar 16 2015
The former French footballer considers it's time for new ideas to emerge from football's governing body.
UEFA's President Michel Platini voiced for the first time his thoughts about the upcoming FIFA Congress, in which a new president will be decided. The former French footballer, who was thought to be a frontrunner for FIFAs top job, pointed out the need...


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