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Peace declared between Platini, Hayatou after row over AFCON postponement

UEFA President Michel PlatiniPeace has been declared between UEFA president Michel Platini and his African counterpart Issa Hayatou after the Frenchman reacted angrily to suggestions that he had interfered in the affairs of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).CAF claimed in a statement on Tuesday that Platini had suggested calling off the African Nations Cup, due to be played...
Via Ghanasoccernet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini demands apology from CAF after attacks on UEFA chief over AFCON postponement

Platini was condemned by CAFMichel Platini has demanded an apology from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over claims he interfered in its affairs.UEFA president Platini questioned whether the Africa Cup of Nations, which is set to take place between January and February next year, should be deferred during a televised debate on Sunday due to the outbreak of Ebola in West...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini demands CAF apology

Michel Platini has demanded an apology from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over claims he interfered in its affairs. […]
Via Soccer News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA cheif Platini demands apology over CAF statement

Michel Platini UEFA president Michel Platini has hit back at the Confederation of African Football after it was alleged that he called for the postponement of the 2015 African Nations Cup due to the Ebola outbreak. Platini denies he called for the tournament, scheduled to take place in Morocco in January to be delayed due to the epidemic. He has described the suggestion he interfered...
Via Afrikan Soccer
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA president Platini, African confederation in spat over Ebola

  UEFA President Michel Platini became involved in a spat with the Confederation of African Football over Ebola on Wednesday, with the Frenchman demanding an apology from CAF for getting comments he made in a television interview wrong and ''insulting'' him. The row revolves around a weekend interview where Platini was asked about next year's troubled African...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA Considers Men-Only Ban As Punishment For Racist Behavior

UEFA may order clubs to allow only women and children into European matches as punishment for racist behavior by fans after deciding to take no action against CSKA Moscow for apparently having fans inside the closed stadium against Manchester City. Some 200 to 300 people supporting CSKA were inside the stadium on Tuesday night but UEFA is satisfied the rules were followed. UEFA president...
Via World Soccer Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA president Michel Platini mulls allowing women, kids only at games

UEFA President Michel Platini is mulling whether to allow only women and children into matches rather than completely closing stadiums as punishment for supporters' racist abuse. CSKA Moscow's Champions League match against Manchester City on Tuesday was played without paying fans, the first of three UEFA fixtures the Russian club must play behind closed doors over racism...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini, African confederation in spat over Ebola

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini is demanding that the Confederation of African Football withdraws an ''insulting'' statement that claimed the Frenchman was interfering in its affairs over Ebola. The spat revolves around a television interview where Platini was asked about next year's troubled African Cup of Nations in Morocco, and if...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini mulls allowing only women, kids at games

LONDON (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini is mulling whether to allow only women and children into matches rather than completely closing stadiums as punishment for supporters' racist abuse. CSKA Moscow's Champions League match against Manchester City on Tuesday was played without paying fans, the first of three UEFA fixtures the Russian club must play behind closed doors...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

CAF tells UEFA boss Michel Platini to mind his own business

Confederation of African Football The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has slammed Uefa president Michel Platini for giving his opinion on whether the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) should be called off over Ebola fears. During a televised debate on Sunday, the UEFA boss questioned whether the tournament – scheduled to be held between January 17 and February 8 next year –...
Via Afrikan Soccer
3 days ago  |  Discuss

CAF fires angry volley at UEFA boss Platini for seeking 2015 AFCON postponement

Michel Platini has been accused of being anti-AfricaAn all-out war has broken out between CAF and UEFA as Africa’s football governing body has launched a scathing attack at the European body’s president Michel Platini describing his quest for the postponement of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as ‘treachery’.CAF angrily lashed out at Platini over his comments calling for the...
Via Ghanasoccernet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini says he won't support Blatter in FIFA vote

ROME (AP) 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 asked for our support by telling us that it would be his last candidacy. Now he's again asked for our support and I told him we won't anymore, we need some fresh air.'...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini talks down Ronaldo´s Ballon d´Or chances

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo would be an undeserving winner of the Ballon d’Or, according to UEFA president Michel Platini. […]
Via Soccer News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Illegal drone use a growing issue at sports venues

LONDON (AP) Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It's not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote controlled contraptions costing just a few hundred dollars that can be sent soaring over stadiums. And, as the chaos in in Belgrade last week showed...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Uefa president Michel Platini calls for introduction of sin-bin

The Uefa president, Michel Platini, has said he would like to see the introduction of a sin-bin for players who show dissent towards referees. Platini, speaking at the launch of his book, Parlons Football, said he would like there to be a white card which would sideline players for 10 minutes if they have spoken back to the referee. The Frenchman said dissent was a “veritable...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini fears drones could drop bombs on pitches

PARIS (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini fears that drones could be used to drop bombs on football pitches. Speaking to French TV channel TF1, Platini made his comments after an Albanian nationalist banner flown by a drone over a stadium in Belgrade ignited a brawl on the field and fueled political tensions between Balkan rivals Serbia and Albania. Platini called the incident &...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA rule out publishing report into corrupt World Cup bids

The judge who will rule on the investigation into World Cup bidding has said the full report will not be published, despite numerous figures in football calling for it to be made public. Hans-Joachim Eckert, head of the FIFA ethics committee adjudicatory chamber, said only selected parts of the report would be published to protect people's "personal rights". The report...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini proposes white-card punishment for excessive protesting

UEFA president Michel Platini has proposed a new white-card punishment which would see the introduction of sin bins for players who protest excessively. The Frenchman claims there is a case for match referees being handed the power to banish players from the field for 10 minutes, on top of the current yellow and red card system. Platini makes his comments in his new book Parlons...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini condemns Serbia-Albania abandonment

Michel Platini has condemned the scenes in Belgrade on Tuesday as UEFA opens disciplinary cases against Serbia and Albania. The […]
Via Soccer News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini talks UEFA, FIFA's image in exclusive interview with FOX Sports

Former French legend and current UEFA president, Michel Platini, admitted to FOX Sports' Rob Stone that the public perception of FIFA is "not good" in a forthright and wide-ranging interview that aired exclusively on FOX Sports 1 on Thursday. Back in September, Michael J. Garcia, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, filed a 350-page report...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Soccerlens
September 19, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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