MICHEL PLATINI NEWS

Michel Platini will leave UEFA in 2019 if he isn’t elected FIFA president

Michel Platini has announced he will step down as UEFA president in 2019 if he fails to win FIFA’s top job in next year’s election. Platini appeared at a UEFA news conference in Monaco but refused to speak in any detail about his campaign for the FIFA presidency – a move understood to prevent any suggestion that he is using UEFA resources in his bid to succeed Sepp Blatter...
Via World Soccer Talk
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Things to know about the FIFA presidential election

MONACO (AP) FIFA presidential contender Michel Platini would not talk about it Friday, but he is the front-runner in an election that is still six months off. Platini is the presumed favorite before an Oct. 26 deadline for nominations. The former France great's European members hold 53 votes, more than one-quarter of a 209-strong FIFA constituency in the Feb. 26 ballot. By declaring...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

FIFA contender Platini refuses to talk election issues

MONACO (AP) Michel Platini has apologized for refusing to discuss FIFA issues at his first news conference since announcing his bid for president of the governing body last month. UEFA had said its president would reveal campaign ideas and take questions at his annual meeting with international media in Monaco. However, Platini closed a one-hour session by apologizing because '...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sexwale 'weighing all options' about FIFA presidential race

MONACO (AP) FIFA official Tokyo Sexwale says he's ''weighing all options'' before entering the governing body's presidential election race. The South African businessman and FIFA anti-discrimination task force member has support from some football officials to succeed Sepp Blatter. Sexwale tells reporters ''I am just applying my mind and I will make it up in due course.'' He says...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michel Platini's credentials as reformer questioned by FIFA rival

LONDON -- As Michel Platini prepares to reveal his FIFA presidential vision, a rival contender is launching his campaign by questioning the UEFA leader's long-standing association with Sepp Blatter and his credentials to reform the scandal-tainted governing body. Former Trinidad and Tobago captain David Nakhid is positioning himself as a candidate whose main selling point is his...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini's credentials as reformer questioned by FIFA rival

LONDON (AP) As Michel Platini prepares to reveal his FIFA presidential vision, a rival contender is launching his campaign by questioning the UEFA leader's long-standing association with Sepp Blatter and his credentials to reform the scandal-tainted governing body. Former Trinidad and Tobago captain David Nakhid is positioning himself as a candidate whose main selling point is his...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why UEFA’s complaint about smear campaign against Platini confirm nothing will change at FIFA

UEFA has asked FIFA to look into a possible smear campaign against UEFA President Michel Platini as he begins his campaign to become new FIFA President. Reuters and German newspaper Welt am Sonntag report that someone within FIFA sent an anonymous dossier titled “Platini – skeleton in the closet” to other FIFA members that raised questions about whether or not Platini was suitable...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why UEFA’s complaint about smear campaign against Platini confirm nothing will change at FIFA

UEFA has asked FIFA to look into a possible smear campaign against UEFA President Michel Platini as he begins his campaign to become new FIFA President. Reuters and German newspaper Welt am Sonntag report that someone within FIFA sent an anonymous dossier titled “Platini – skeleton in the closet” to other FIFA members that raised questions about whether or not Platini was suitable...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA cannot be credible while Blatter still leads, says Prince Ali

GENEVA -- FIFA cannot make credible changes in the last months of Sepp Blatter's leadership of the scandal-hit body, former presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein said Monday. The Jordanian prince also doubted the worth of FIFA's in-house reforms task force which is supported by Michel Platini, his former ally and now front-runner to succeed Blatter in the Feb. 26 election...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Ali: FIFA cannot be credible while Blatter leads

GENEVA (AP) FIFA cannot make credible changes in the last months of Sepp Blatter's leadership of the scandal-hit body, former presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein said Monday. The Jordanian prince also doubted the worth of FIFA's in-house reforms task force which is supported by Michel Platini, his former ally and now front-runner to succeed Blatter in the Feb. 26 election...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

CONMEBOL chief backing Michel Platini's FIFA presidency bid

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- The president of the South America's governing body for soccer says the confederation will support Michel Platini to replace Joseph Blatter as head of FIFA. During an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, confederation president Juan Angel Napout says Platini is the best candidate to replace Blatter in the February election. Napout also says the soccer...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

South America soccer backs Michel Platini as FIFA president

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) The president of the South America's governing body for soccer says the confederation will support Michel Platini to replace Joseph Blatter as head of FIFA. During an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, confederation president Juan Angel Napout says Platini is the best candidate to replace Blatter in the February election. Napout also says the...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

World Soccer Talk Radio (7.30.15) Raphael Gellar interview about Platini’s ties to Qatar

Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Raphael Gellar. During the interview, Middle East soccer expert Raphael Gellar discusses the connections between Michel Platini and Qatar, whether Platini is a white knight, if Platini is the best of the worst, as well as the latest news from the Middle East soccer including Egypt, Israel, and more...
Via World Soccer Talk
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Michel Platini’s candidacy for FIFA President hurt by connections to Qatar

The one topic that unites almost every segment of the soccer world is the need to reform its governing body, FIFA. Unfortunately, the man who is ringing in the changes, one Michel Platini —who officially announced his candidacy Wednesday, has a murky past. He voted for Qatar in the bidding for the 2020 World Cup, and worked closely with former France President Nicolas Sarkozy...
Via World Soccer Talk
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini is a 'product of system', says FIFA presidential rival

Michel Platini has been criticised by a rival for the FIFA presidency as "a product of the system". Chung Mong-joon, a former FIFA vice-president from South Korea, announced last week he intends to run for the presidency and is expected to formally launch his campaign in August. A long-time critic of outgoing president Sepp Blatter, Chung has called for a non-European to be elected...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

FA chairman Greg **** supports Platini's run for FIFA presidency

Michel Platini has been given the firm backing of the Football Association after formally declaring he is to run for the FIFA presidency - and despite his public backing for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup. The 60-year-old UEFA president said he wants to he wants to restore the world governing body's dignity after the corruption crisis which engulfed the organization and led to...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president

GENEVA (AP) Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body ''the dignity and the position it deserves.'' Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, wrote to member federations in Europe on Wednesday that he will stand in the election and counts on their support. The former France great...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

UEFA head Platini announces he will run for FIFA presidency

Michel Platini has formally announced he will run for the FIFA presidency, saying he wants to restore dignity to the world governing body. The 60-year-old UEFA president has written to all 209 member associations of FIFA to inform them of his intentions to stand to succeed Sepp Blatter. Platini said in the letter: "There are times in life when you have to take your destiny into your...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president

NYON, Switzerland (AP) Michel Platini says he will run in the election to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, has written to member federations in Europe saying he will stand and is counting on their support. The FIFA election is on Feb. 26 and would-be candidates must apply by Oct. 26. Platini has for years been the obvious...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Michel Platini the right or convenient candidate for FIFA presidency?

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” — Lord Acton Why that quote? Well, that’s because on Tuesday BBC Sport revealed what was long speculated to be the case — current UEFA president and former Juventus star Michel Platini will run to replace the departing (at least that’s the plan as of now) Sepp Blatter...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Michel Platini the right or convenient candidate for FIFA presidency?

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” — Lord Acton Why that quote? Well, that’s because on Tuesday BBC Sport revealed what was long speculated to be the case — current UEFA president and former Juventus star Michel Platini will run to replace the departing (at least that’s the plan as of now) Sepp Blatter...
Via Bloguin Best
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Sources: Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

GENEVA (AP) Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week. Two officials familiar with Platini's plans tell The Associated Press that the FIFA vice president has made a decision to try to succeed Sepp Blatter. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Platini has not announced his candidacy. The officials say the UEFA president...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Platini set to launch bid for FIFA presidency this week

Michel Platini is set to declare he will run for the FIFA presidency this week and an announcement could come as early as Wednesday. Platini, the UEFA president, held further talks with football powerbrokers at the 2018 World Cup draw in St Petersburg at the weekend and is now confident he has the support necessary to win. It is understood a letter to national associations declaring...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Possible FIFA rivals Platini, Prince Ali meet for talks

GENEVA (AP) Potential FIFA presidential election rivals Michel Platini and Prince Ali bin al-Hussein have met for the first time since Sepp Blatter announced his exit. Spokesmen for both men declined to comment on details of the talks in the south of France on Wednesday. Prince Ali was publicly supported by UEFA President Platini before losing a 133-73 vote to Blatter in May. Four...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Platini to delay announcement on standing for FIFA presidency

Michel Platini will delay any announcement on standing for the FIFA presidency until after this weekend's 2018 World Cup preliminary draw. Platini will attend the draw in St Petersburg where he will hold further talks with figures from world football and is likely to make an announcement in the next two to three weeks, it is understood. The 60-year-old UEFA president is the favourite...
Via Fox Sports
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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