MICHEL PLATINI NEWS

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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14 hours 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. […]
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21 hours 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...
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1 day 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...
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4 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 &...
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4 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The judge who will rule on the investigation into World Cup bidding has said the full report will not be published, despite numerous figures in football calling for it to be made public.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...
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4 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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA to charge Serbia and Albania over violence in Belgrade

Serbia and Albania will be charged by UEFA later on Wednesday, according to sources, following the politically motivated brawl which caused Tuesday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Belgrade to be abandoned. Scuffles between players erupted after a small unmanned drone trailed a pro-Albania banner over the the Partizan Stadium pitch and the flag was hauled down by Serbia defender Stefan...
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6 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 […]
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA to investigate Serbia-Albania violence

LONDON (AP) UEFA says it is opening disciplinary cases against the Serbian and Albanian football associations over the fighting between players and fans that led to their European Championship qualifier in Belgrade being abandoned. The violence broke out after a drone dangling an Albanian banner circled over the field during the first half of Tuesday night's game. A Serbian...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United's £350m debt could see them in trouble as UEFA step up FFP fight

The Financial Fair Play battleground in the Premier League is likely to become considerably more messy after a special summit at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon on Monday. Clubs with huge debts, such as Manchester United, might find themselves under the microscope during the next stage of FFP, which is due to be discussed at the meeting. UEFA president Michel Platini has gathered...
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11 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...
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12 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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September 18, 2014  |  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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September 07, 2014  |  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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September 07, 2014  |  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 […]
Via Soccer News
September 06, 2014  |  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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August 28, 2014  |  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 […]
Via Soccer News
August 28, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2014  |  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 […]
Via Soccer News
August 28, 2014  |  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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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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