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    Michel Platini says 1998 World Cup draw 'trickery' helped France

    Soccer | May 19, 2018 15:15 IST

    France soccer great Michel Platini insists "a little trickery" in the 1998 World Cup draw ensured his home country would avoid playing Brazil until the final which it won in Paris.  

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    Michel Platini to resign as UEFA president after appeal failure

    Soccer | May 09, 2016 18:23 IST

    Zurich: UEFA president Michel Platini will resign from European football's governing body after failing to have a six-year ban overturned by a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) panel on Monday. The panel, however, reduced

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    FIFA to elect president today; Jordan, Bahrain princes leading the race

    Soccer | February 26, 2016 19:00 IST

    Zurich: After a controversial phase for the world's football governing body FIFA which saw a series of scandals and the subsequent suspension of incumbent Sepp Blatter, a new president is set to be elected on

  • fifa reduces ban on sepp blatter and michel platini to six

    FIFA reduces ban on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini to six years

    Soccer | February 25, 2016 19:03 IST

    Zurich: A FIFA appeal committee on Wednesday reduced bans against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini to six years but maintained they were still guilty of ethics breaches.The appeal result was announced as UEFA general secretary

  • michel platini withdraws from fifa presidential race

    Michel Platini withdraws from FIFA presidential race

    Soccer | January 08, 2016 14:17 IST

    Switzerland: Michel Platini's dream of becoming the next FIFA president is over. Platini told The Associated Press that he remains determined to overturn the eight-year ban he was handed by FIFA's ethics committee last month,

  • fifa rejects sepp blatter michel platini appeals against 90

    FIFA rejects Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini appeals against 90-day bans

    Soccer | November 18, 2015 22:56 IST

    Geneva (AP): Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini lost their appeals Wednesday against interim 90-day bans for financial wrongdoing in the growing corruption scandal that has shaken world soccer.Platini's lawyer said FIFA had "perverted its own

  • fifa presidential race including michel platini 7 in fray

    FIFA presidential race: Including Michel Platini, 7 in fray

    Soccer | October 28, 2015 16:25 IST

    Geneva: Seven men are in the running to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, with Michel Platini's candidature pending because of his suspension from soccer.FIFA published the list of valid applications "proposed in due time

  • fifa suspends blatter platini valcke for 90 days

    FIFA suspends Blatter, Platini, Valcke for 90 days

    Soccer | October 08, 2015 17:02 IST

    Zurich: World football's governing body FIFA on Thursday suspended its president Sepp Blatter, general secretary Jerome Valcke and president of the European football body UEFA Michel Platini for three months."The adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics

  • chung mong joon wants to replace sepp blatter at fifa

    Chung Mong-joon wants to replace Sepp Blatter at FIFA

    Soccer | July 30, 2015 17:33 IST

    Seoul: Former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon on Thursday said he wants to replace Sepp Blatter as the world football governing body's next president.Chung is a major shareholder of automobile giants Hyundai. The South-Korean has also

  • michel platini confirms he will run for fifa president

    Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president

    Soccer | July 30, 2015 8:34 IST

    Geneva (AP):   Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves."Platini, the UEFA president and a

  • uefa chief michel platini hopes new leadership will solve

    UEFA chief Michel Platini hopes 'new leadership' will solve FIFA's woes

    Soccer | July 21, 2015 17:21 IST

    Madrid:  European football's governing body UEFA president Michel Platini has underlined the urgent need for reform within FIFA, hoping the "new leadership" will solve the world football body's troubles.FIFA is set to elect a new president

  • michel platini fifa led by blatter will always lack

    Michel Platini: FIFA led by Blatter will always lack credibility

    Soccer | May 25, 2015 17:05 IST

    Geneva (AP):  FIFA lacks credibility while Sepp Blatter is president, according to UEFA leader Michel Platini, saying his former mentor fears the “emptiness” of life after leaving soccer's world governing body.Blatter is clinging to power

  • michel platini says he won t support blatter in fifa vote

    Michel Platini says he won't support Blatter in FIFA vote

    Soccer | October 21, 2014 21:17 IST

    Rome: UEFA president Michel Platini says he will not support Sepp Blatter in his bid for a fifth term as FIFA president.Platini tells Italian state TV "I wish him well but four years ago he

  • michel platini says somebody something out to hurt him

    Michel Platini says "somebody, something" out to hurt him

    Soccer | June 05, 2014 14:21 IST

    PARIS :  Michel Platini says "somebody, something" is out to discredit him.   The UEFA president told sports newspaper L'Equipe he's hurt by British media reports that cast doubts on his links to now disgraced Qatari

  • fifa vps back garcia s world cup bid probe

    FIFA VPs back Garcia's World Cup bid probe

    Soccer | March 25, 2014 23:06 IST

    ZURICH: FIFA vice presidents Michel Platini and Jeffrey Webb say they support ethics investigator Michael Garcia amid reports that senior FIFA colleagues want the American removed from office.   Garcia is investigating potential wrongdoing, including by

  • platini denies spain are boring at euro 2012

    Platini denies Spain are 'boring' at Euro 2012

    Soccer | June 30, 2012 17:42 IST

    Ukraine, Jun30: UEFA President Michel Platini has dismissed suggestions that Spain played “boring” football to reach the European Championship final against Italy.Platini says “I don't agree at all” with commentators who argue that the defending

  • platini sees euro 2020 held in dozen cities

    Platini sees Euro 2020 held in dozen cities

    Soccer | June 30, 2012 16:27 IST

    Ukraine, Jun30: UEFA President Michel Platini says that the 2020 European Championship could be held in 12 or 13 cities across Europe.Speaking on the eve of Sunday's Euro 2012 final, Platini says “we could either

  • platini unhappy with croatia fans at euro 2012

    Platini unhappy with Croatia fans at Euro 2012

    Soccer | June 18, 2012 21:07 IST

    Poland, Jun18: UEFA President Michel Platini says he is unhappy that some Croatia fans have tarnished a European Championship he described as “99 percent great.”Platini tells reporters he is delighted with co-hosts Poland and Ukraine

  • gullit opposes yellow cards for protesting racism

    Gullit opposes yellow cards for protesting racism

    Soccer | June 08, 2012 22:09 IST

    Poland, June 8: Ruud Gullit says he doesn't agree with UEFA President Michel Platini's insistence that European Championship players should be given a yellow card if they walk off the pitch in protest at racist

  • messi needs world cup to be the greatest platini

    Messi Needs World Cup To Be The Greatest : Platini

    Soccer | January 10, 2012 11:40 IST

    Zurich, Jan 10: Michel Platini says Lionel Messi must win a World Cup with Argentina before he can be considered a contender as the greatest player of all time.Former France star Platini hailed the 24-year-old

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