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FIFA looking to ban Platini for life, says lawyer

This could be a big blow to the UEFA boss and his ambitions of heading football’s governing body. Michel Platini is already serving a 90-day suspension from football-related activities. UEFA’s president, Michel Platini, who hopes to succeed Sepp Blatter atop FIFA, could face a life ban from football, according to his lawyer. Lawyer Thibaud d’Ales …

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Platini lodges appeal with CAS against FIFA ban

The move comes after FIFA rejected the Frenchman’s joint bid with Sepp Blatter to get their provisional suspensions overturned. The FIFA ban has dealt a blow to Platini’s hopes of succeeding Blatter. UEFA President Michel Platini has lodged an appeal to the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against his 90-day provisional ban, as …

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Infantino to withdraw from FIFA race if Platini is cleared

Michel Platini, who had been the frontrunner to succeed FIFA president Sepp Blatter, remains suspended, pending an investigation by FIFA’s Ethics committee. UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday he would withdraw from FIFA’s presidential election if Michel Platini, the UEFA president who is serving a 90-day ban from all football-related activities, is allowed …

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FIFA confirms February presidential election date

FIFA has confirmed that it will hold a special congress to elect a new president early next year. It is not clear whether the suspended Michel Platini, formerly a favorite for the post, will be allowed to stand. Followng an extraordinary meeting in Zurich to discuss the world governing body’s current crisis, FIFA’s Executive Committee …

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Platini confirms Blatter payment under ‘verbal contract’

UEFA President Michel Platini has said that a payment he received from FIFA boss Sepp Blatter four years ago was part of a “verbal contract.” Platini, who has been banned by FIFA, is still hoping to succeed Blatter. Speaking in an interview published in Monday’s edition of the French newspaper “Le Monde” on Monday, Platini, …

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UEFA backs suspended Platini’s right to defend himself

European football’s governing body UEFA says President Michel Platini has its full support while he fights to clear his name. Platini was suspended last week as part of an investigation into corruption allegations. All 54 UEFA members on Thursday called for a speedy decision in the case of their suspended president. “We support Michel Platini’s …

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Platini confirms he wants to succeed Blatter

From February 2016, FIFA will have a new leader and on Wednesday, Frenchman Michel Platini has officially declared himself a possible candidate. The news could also mean something for German FA boss Wolfgang Niersbach. Just one day after reports suggested UEFA President Michel Platini would stand for the FIFA presidency, the 60-year-old Frenchman has confirmed …

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Qatar 2022 – A mixed blessing

By James M. Dorsey Winning the 2022 World Cup hosting rights has proven to be a mixed blessing for Qatar. The wealthy Gulf emirate, more than two years after world football body FIFA voted in Qatar’s favor, is under greater scrutiny than it ever has been and that it originally had bargained for. Qatar’s suitability …

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