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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini tips Zidane for Monaco

Michel Platini believes compatriot Zinedine Zidane has the right credential to take over as coach of wealthy Ligue 1 outfit […]
Via Soccer News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

FFP gives Chelsea ability to resist PSG's advances for £300m pair Eden Hazard and Oscar

The FFP have been put in place by UEFA president Michel Platini in part to help level the playing field and help protect smaller clubs being outspent by clubs living beyond their means. But Mourinho clearly believes they can also come to the aid of clubs like Chelsea and help them retain their stars, despite the Roman Abramovich-backed club hardly being short of financial resource...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA's Platini delays talks on FIFA election plans

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini has pushed back his deadline to decide whether he'll contest FIFA's presidential election next year.
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Financial Fair Play Rules Will Bite Some Big Clubs

In order to play in European competition,  clubs have to meet the Financial Fair Play Rules (FFP), and there was news very recently that of the 237 clubs who took part in this season’s Champions League and Europa League competitions, 76 of them are being investigated. Michel Platini – UEFA President should be FFP rules […]
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March 09, 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...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

England, Germany get kind draw

A full three months before the 2014 World Cup will kick off, the course to qualification for the 2016 European Championships has already been charted for UEFA's 54 members. The hosts France qualify directly, while the other 53 will spend 14 months trying to qualify for the remaining 23 spots starting on Sept. 7, 2014. Germany probably got the easiest assignment with Group D...
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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. […]
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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...
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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

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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December 27, 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...
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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...
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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...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

World Cup expansion makes no sense

International soccer, and its capstone tournaments such as the World Cup and European Championship in particular, seem to exist primarily for two discernible reasons. To determine who is the best at soccer in the world or the relevant continent. And to make their respective governing bodies tall piles of money. Increasingly, the latter raison d'etre overrules the former. Chief...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch ‘This Week In Soccer’: Jose Mourinho, Luis Suarez and Michel Platini

Watch This Week In Soccer, the soccer discussion show, live at 5:30pm ET/10:30pm BST today featuring Richard Farley, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Laurence McKenna. Today’s topics are: 1. Mourinho’s antics 2. The value of Suárez, and 3. Michel Platini: The man and politician. You can watch the show live via this web page, our Google Plus page or our YouTube channel. While watching...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Michel Platini Announces Plans For a 40 Nation World Cup

UEFA President Michel Platini wants to expand the World Cup from 32 to 40 teams. Platini is expected to challenge Blatter for the FIFA presidency in 2015, and the interview may be the first step in the Frenchman sowing the seeds to win votes and hearts of soccer federations around the globe. Platini said, in the interview with The Times newspaper: “It’s not based on the quality...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Platini Calls For World Cup Expansion, Plans Unlikely To Favour Africa & Asia

Platini believes the World Cup could expand in the coming years but his views are pro-Europe UEFA chief Michel Platini wants the World Cup finals expanded to 40 teams from 2018 to allow more African and Asian countries into the tournament without reducing the number of European nations represented. FIFA President Sepp Blatter wrote last week that Africa and Asia deserved more representation...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Platini wants bigger World Cup

UEFA president Michel Platini thinks FIFA should consider expanding the World Cup finals from 32 nations to 40. The Frenchman believes an increase in the number of participants at football's showpiece event would be embraced by all concerned. He says only three days would be added to the schedule and that the event would reach a wider global audience. It is possible that Platini...
Via Fox Soccer
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Platini wants World Cup expanded to 40 teams

UEFA President Michel Platini wants the World Cup expanded from 32 to 40 teams. The Frenchman was responding to FIFA President Sepp Blatter's call for Asian and African teams to be better represented at the World Cup. Blatter has previously suggested that spots at the finals should be taken off European and South American nations rather than expanding the tournament. Platini...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Big guns chasing Greek striker

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... UEFA chief Michel Platini wants the World Cup finals expanded to 40 teams from 2018 to allow more African and Asian countries into the tournament. Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has played down...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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