MICHEL PLATINI NEWS

2018 World Cup Qualifying: 40 Instead of 32 teams in Russia FIFA tournament?

UEFA President Michel Platini (L) and FIFA President Joseph Blatter look on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.More nations may be playing in FIFA’s next global football tournament.The qualifying rounds of World Cup 2018 have yet to be announced, but UEFA chief Michel Platini...
Via Ghanasoccernet
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini responds to corruption allegations

Michel Platini has reacted angrily to allegations over his role in the awarding of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to […]
Via Soccer News
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 11 – Toni Schumacher Flattens Patrick Battiston

No.11: Toni Schumacher Flattens Patrick Battiston (Spain, 1982) Sometimes no matter how encapsulating a contest is, an unsavoury moment can overshadow it. In the 1982 World Cup, the semi-final between France and West Germany was an absolute classic. One of the finest matches in World Cup history. But if you ask people to recount their memories from that particular game, they won’t...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Platini wants zero-tolerance racism policy

UEFA president Michel Platini has called on all of the governing body’s member associations to apply a zero-tolerance policy towards […]
Via Soccer News
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Michel Platini Is Playing Favorites With UEFA’s Heavy Financial Fair Play Fines

UEFA President Michel Platini’s pet Financial Fair Play (FFP) project has this week reportedly been responsible for a £50 million fine directed towards Manchester City. Platini and his cohorts are determined to make FFP the cornerstone of the former France international and Juventus great’s administrative legacy to European club football. The problem though is that FFP does...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Platini: Italian football has ´bad image´

UEFA president Michel Platini believes the “bad image” of Italian football ensures it is “not inviting to champions”. Italian teams […]
Via Soccer News
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rich Clubs Flaunting FFP Rules Should Be Banned From Europe

There is news today that both Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain have not met the Financial Fair Play rules over the last three seasons, and therefore will be given some punishment, to be handed out by UEFA President Michel Platini in the not too distant future. Michel Platini – should be tougher with club flaunting […]
Via Newcastle United FC Blog
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester City could face punishment for breaching UEFA FFP rules

Manchester City could face punishment for breaching UEFA FFP rules - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain have breached UEFA’s financial fair play rules, according to reports from BBC. President of UEFA, Michel Platini revealed earlier that no football clubs will be excluded from European competition, as of now, but the clubs who have failed...
Via Soccerlens
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Zinedine Zidane Should Coach Monaco, Says Michel Platini

UEFA President Michel Platini believes Zinedine Zidane should start his career as a head coach at AS Monaco. Zidane is currently working as an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, but rumors also claim that Zidane may succeed Ancelotti at Real Madrid. Platini, though, believes that the French legend is ready for club management, and stated that Monaco could be an ideal destination...
Via World Soccer Talk
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Platini calls to end 'stupid' rule

Michel Platini has repeated his call for the "stupid" 'triple punishment' rule to be dropped, following two controversial incidents this week. The "triple punishment" of a penalty, red card and suspension has come under scrutiny after Manchester City 's Martin Demichelis and Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szcznesny fell foul of the ruling. UEFA President...
Via Fox Soccer
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Platini rounds on Euro 2016 critics

UEFA president Michel Platini has told European Championship expansion critics not to play if they do not like the changes. […]
Via Soccer News
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

MOU Between CAF & UEFA, A Move By Platini To Court African Support For FIFA Presidency?

UEFA Boss Michel Platini With reports making the rounds that Michel Platini is considering a bid for the FIFA presidency, the Confederation African Football and UEFA today signed a Memorandum of Understanding “for mutual co-operation towards the development of the game”. The MoU which spans through to summer 2016 aims to strengthen cooperation between the two confederations and...
Via Afrikan Soccer
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

CAF, UEFA signs MOU of mutual Co-operation

CAF president Issa Hayatou and UEFA boss Michel PlatiniThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for mutual co-operation towards the development of the game.The MoU valid till 31 July 2016 and open to renewal is meant to strengthen cooperation between the two confederations and provide...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA to discuss use of replay

The potentially radical use of video replay in football will by studied by FIFA's rules-making panel next month. Extra technological help for referees is on the agenda despite long being ruled out by FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini. The preliminary talks scheduled for March 1 can kick off a process which could yet confirm Platini's prediction...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video replay to help refs on FIFA rules agenda

FIFA says the use of video replay in football will by studied by its rules-making panel next month. The potentially radical use of technology to help referees is on the agenda despite long being ruled out by FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini. FIFA says no decision will be made on March 1 by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) group. ...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sir Alex Ferguson takes on new coaching role with UEFA

Legendary former Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has a new UEFA coaching role. Michel Platini, UEFA ‘s President, announced it today. Sir Alex Ferguson had been working as a team ambassador and director since retiring from United. According to Sun Sport, Sir Alex Ferguson also said today that David Moyes will not be sacked. So that’s something all the Moyes critics...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UEFA says Russia, Georgia end football standoff

Russia and Georgia have ended their football spat, dating back to a brief war in 2008, by agreeing to play each other. UEFA President Michel Platini said Friday the two national football associations stated their willingness to play in 2016 European Championship qualifying matches. ''I'm very pleased to say that the Russians and Georgians can play together if they are...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rules panel to test ideas for change

FIFA has given football's rule-making panel the freedom and budget to test new ideas before deciding on changes. Members of the International Football Association Board, comprising FIFA and the four British federations, said Monday they will use their new independence to be pro-active. ''We will have the opportunity to test and pilot different programs,'' Wales...
Via Fox Soccer
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Football rules panel to test ideas for change

FIFA has given football's rule-making panel the freedom and budget to test new ideas before deciding on changes. Members of the International Football Association Board, comprising FIFA and the four British federations, said Monday they will use their new independence to be pro-active. ''We will have the opportunity to test and pilot different programs,'' Wales...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Michel Platini: I know I'm unpopular

UEFA President Michel Platini believes he has made himself unpopular in some football circles by enforcing stricter punishments for clubs, but that it's a necessary consequence of trying to clean up the sport. Platini, who is weighing up whether he has the support to seek the FIFA presidency in 2015, said Friday that penalizing clubs for racism, match-fixing and uncontrolled...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

UEFA's Platini says it's clear he's not popular

UEFA President Michel Platini says he is sacrificing popularity in football to get tough on clubs for racism, match-fixing and uncontrolled spending. Platini has championed ''Financial Fair Play'' rules compelling clubs to break even, and pay players wages and tax bills on time in order to play in Europe. In an end-of-year message, Platini added that match-fixing...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-CNN anchor new media man for Platini

UEFA has hired former CNN sports presenter Pedro Pinto as its head of press relations with special responsibility for its president Michel Platini. UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino says Pinto's duties include ''coordinating institutional communications relating especially to the UEFA president.'' Pinto will begin work in mid-January, at the start of a...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Platini: WCup draw helping France was FIFA idea

Michel Platini says FIFA's choice of World Cup draw procedure was not his idea, despite it favoring his native France. Platini told reporters he offered to leave the room Monday during talks about a ''FIFA administration'' proposal. A lottery will now decide which unseeded European team goes into Pot 2 - sure to face two high-ranked opponents from Europe and...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Platini: Ballon d'Or vote toughest in history

UEFA president Michel Platini says the choice between Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery for the Ballon d'Or ''is the most difficult in the history of the trophy.'' In an interview with Spanish sports daily AS, the three-time Ballon d'Or winner from France also joked about FIFA's decision to extend the voting deadline by two weeks to Nov...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Cyprus' Platini museum goes for Guinness record

It would be an understatement to call Philippos Stavrou a fan of former France great and UEFA President Michel Platini. The 52-year-old Cypriot has legally changed his name to Philippos Stavrou Platini - with his parents' blessing - and runs ''The Temple of Michel Platini'' in Mosfiloti. The museum dedicated to the Frenchman holds 21,137 pieces of memorabilia...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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