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UEFA president Platini criticizes FIFA over World Cup luxury watch probe

GENEVA -- UEFA President Michel Platini is going to keep his luxury watch, even though FIFA wants him to give it back. Platini criticized FIFA for publicly rebuking football officials who accepted gifts at the World Cup, saying Friday he will donate about $27,000 to charity rather than return the Parmigiani watch given to him in Brazil. On Thursday, FIFA told officials they had until...
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Platini criticizes FIFA over luxury watch probe

GENEVA (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini is going to keep his luxury watch, even though FIFA wants him to give it back. Platini criticized FIFA for publicly rebuking football officials who accepted gifts at the World Cup, saying Friday he will donate about $27,000 to charity rather than return the watch given to him in Brazil. On Thursday, FIFA told officials they had until next...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wembley to host Euro 2020 semifinals and final

GENEVA (AP) Wembley Stadium will host the semifinals and final of the first continent-wide European Championship in 2020, ending a run of bidding failures by England. England, which failed in the quest to host the 2006 and 2018 World Cups, was given the final by UEFA on Friday after Germany withdrew Munich's bid just before the vote. ''I know the party side of London...
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Platini slams FIFA over luxury watches row

GENEVA (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini has criticized FIFA for publicly rebuking football executives who accepted luxury gifts at the World Cup, saying he will donate around $27,000 to charity rather than return a watch. A FIFA statement on Thursday warned officials they had until next month to return the Brazilian football federation watch or face ethics proceedings for accepting...
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Confirmed Host Cities for Euro 2020 – Wembley hosts Semi-Finals and Final

Confirmed Host Cities for Euro 2020 – Wembley hosts Semi-Finals and Final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com UEFA have today confirmed that England’s national ground, Wembley Stadium will host the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final. Michel Platini, the president of UEFA, confirmed that Wembley had been awarded the ‘finals package’ after the only rival bidder, the German FA...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ukraine calls on football bodies to suspend Russia

NYON, Switzerland (AP) Ukraine's football federation has called on FIFA and UEFA to suspend Russia from international football over the Crimea crisis. UEFA has already ruled that it will not recognize the results of three clubs from Crimea, the region in Ukraine annexed by Russia in March, who have moved to play in Russian domestic competitions. But Ukrainian federation president...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA to select hosts for continent-wide Euro 2020

NYON, Switzerland (AP) As UEFA prepares to select the 13 host cities for the 2020 European Championship, Michel Platini's continent-wide project still faces skepticism and question marks. Is it an innovative response to Europe's financial issues and the escalating cost of sports events, or a major logistical gamble? The selections made Friday could answer some of those questions...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Racism ruling coming for Italian soccer president

ROME (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini has promised a ruling from the organization's disciplinary body over an alleged racist comment by the Italian football federation's new leader. Carlo Tavecchio, a long-standing executive in Italian football, was elected president last month despite causing a stir over a reference to bananas when discussing the presence of foreign players...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Michel Platini threatens retired Franck Ribery with suspension

Uefa president Michel Platini has threatened compatriot and now-retired former France playmaker Franck Ribery with a suspension, according to Sunday's version of Bild newspaper. Bayern Munich winger Ribery announced his retirement from France duty after the World Cup in Brazil, which he missed due to a back injury. But Platini now claims the 31-year-old will have no choice but...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini: Ribery faces ban if doesn't answer France

BERLIN (AP) UEFA president Michel Platini has warned Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery that he could be banned for three matches at club level under FIFA rules if he doesn't answer a call up for France. Platini tells Bild am Sonntag magazine ''Ribery can't just decide himself whether he plays for France or not. If (France) coach Didier Deschamps calls him up, he...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini warns Franck Ribery could be punished if he rejects France

Franck Ribery could face a suspension if he refuses to represent his country again, according to UEFA president Michel Platini. Ribery announced his retirement from international football in August after injury ruled him out of the World Cup finals. But, according to Platini, a player cannot refuse a summons to national duty if there is no physical problem impeding them from doing...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Franck Ribéry Will Face Suspension If He Refuses To Play For French National Team

UEFA President, Michel Platini, threatened to punish Franck Ribéry if he refuses to play for the French National team. In an interview with the German Newspaper, Bild, Platini stated that according to the FIFA Statutes Ribéry must answer Didier Dechamps call if chosen to play. “If he does not come, he is suspended for three games with Bayern Munich,” said Platini to Marc Schmidt...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ribery could be punished, says Platini

UEFA president Michel Platini said Franck Ribery could be punished if he declined a call-up to play for France. Ribery […]
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini: Europe deserves 1 extra World Cup place

MONACO (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini says Europe deserves an extra team at the next World Cup and he will ask FIFA for it. Platini says ''European football proved it's the leader'' with Germany's World Cup title following wins for Italy and Spain since 2006. Europe had 13 of 32 teams in Brazil, and Platini wants 14 qualifying places in 2018 plus host...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini wants more UEFA representatives at World Cup

UEFA president Michel Platini has revealed that he will push for more places to be allocated to European nations at […]
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini will not stand against Blatter in fight for FIFA presidency

UEFA president Michel Platini will not run against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. The 59-year-old confirmed to UEFA delegates in Monaco that he had decided against standing for the FIFA post as he wants to continue his work as head of European football's ruling body. Platini told a news conference he felt passionately that he should stay with UEFA. "This is the...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini will not challenge Blatter for FIFA presidency

UEFA chief Michel Platini has announced that he will not challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. Speaking at […]
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Michel Platini won't run against Sepp Blatter

MONACO (AP) Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. Iceland football association president Geir Thorsteinsson says Platini told officials at a closed-door UEFA meeting Thursday that he will not be a candidate in FIFA's election in May. Thorsteinsson says ''we went for peace. I think it is the logical decision.'' Platini was expected...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Michel Platini won't run against Sepp Blatter

MONACO (AP) Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. Iceland football association president Geir Thorsteinsson says Platini told officials at a closed-door UEFA meeting Thursday that he will not be a candidate in FIFA's election in May. Thorsteinsson says ''we went for peace. I think it is the logical decision.'' Platini was expected...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini prepares to announce FIFA election plan

GENEVA (AP) Michel Platini is set to announce Thursday if he will challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. The UEFA president will meet the leaders of his 54 member federations in Monaco before a news conference to explain his decision. UEFA spokesman Pedro Pinto says ''he will present his plan and they will give him their feedback.'' Blatter has led FIFA...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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July 14, 2014  |  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

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...
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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
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