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European club, league organizations propose May-June 2022 World Cup

NYON, Switzerland -- European football's club and league organizations have proposed a May-June World Cup for Qatar in 2022. FIFA is considering when to move the tournament to avoid the summer heat, and favors a November-December schedule. UEFA President Michel Platini advocates playing games in January and February, despite the International Olympic Committee being against a World...
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European clubs, leagues propose May-June 2022 WCup

NYON, Switzerland (AP) European football's club and league organizations have proposed a May-June World Cup for Qatar in 2022. FIFA is considering when to move the tournament to avoid the summer heat, and favors a November-December schedule. UEFA President Michel Platini advocates playing games in January and February, despite the International Olympic Committee being against a...
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A century later, mythic thud of ball still heard

PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium (AP) On the side of a windswept field filled with scorpion weed, a simple wooden cross marks a unique event in football history. At its base, amid wreaths of poppies, lie a smattering of balls and various club pennants, all in remembrance of the Christmas Truce of 1914. A century ago on Christmas Day, German and British enemies left their World War I trenches...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pele looking forward to Olympics after being released from hospital

Brazilian great Pele is looking forward to enjoying the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics after being discharged from hospital on Tuesday. The 74-year-old three-time World Cup winner spent 16 days at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo after being diagnosed with an infection that stemmed from an operation to remove kidney stones but, having left semi-intensive care over the weekend...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini urges Blatter to stand down; says FIFA in a 'very bad place'

UEFA chief Michel Platini has pleaded with Sepp Blatter to step down from his role in charge of Fifa, saying he has dragged world football's governing body to a "very, very, very bad" place. Blatter was first elected to the role in 1998, successfully retaining his position for five successive terms and is set to renege on his initial promise that he would stand as a candidate in...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bach: 2022 World Cup and Olympics must not clash

LONDON (AP) IOC President Thomas Bach says he's convinced FIFA will keep its pledge to prevent the 2022 World Cup from clashing with that year's Winter Olympics, as soccer's governing body considers whether to move the tournament to January-February to avoid Qatar's summer heat. FIFA has assured the International Olympic Committee that the two events won't clash, although some senior...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA President Platini Implicated in World Cup Bid Scandal After Platini Reportedly Wouldn’t Face Sanctions

A report from the print version of The Sunday Times said that UEFA president Michel Platini allegedly accepted a Picasso painting from the Russian 2018 World Cup bid committee in exchange for Platini’s support for Russia hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This was after it was reported that Platini would not be subject to investigation and sanctions by FIFA Ethics Investigator Michael...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Real Madrid slams Platini over Ballon d'Or

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid says UEFA President Michel Platini should not make public his personal views about who should be given the Ballon d'Or award. In a statement released Friday, the club says it is surprised by ''repeated comments regarding his personal preferences'' over the choice of the winner of the award given annually to the player regarded as the world's best. Platini...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Real Madrid blast Platini for hinting a German should win Ballon d'Or

Real Madrid have hit out at UEFA president Michel Platini for suggesting the Ballon d'Or should go to a member of Germany's World Cup-winning squad rather than Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was awarded the accolade in 2013 and is favourite to retain the honour after helping Real to a 10th European title, with four-time former winner Lionel Messi also in contention after another prolific...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Real hit back at Platini over Ballon d´Or comments

Real Madrid have hit back at Michel Platini over comments he made regarding the awarding of the Ballon d’Or. The […]
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Is UEFA seriously threatening to leave FIFA over corruption report?

Irony and international soccer seem to be a match made in heaven these days. No other example may be greater than a report released on Saturday, suggesting that European soccer governing body UEFA may leave international soccer body FIFA behind. All of it apparently over the failure of FIFA to release the full report of the findings in to corruption allegations regarding the 2018...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Is UEFA seriously threatening to leave FIFA over corruption report?

Irony and international soccer seem to be a match made in heaven these days. No other example may be greater than a report released on Saturday, suggesting that European soccer governing body UEFA may leave international soccer body FIFA behind. All of it apparently over the failure of FIFA to release the full report of the findings in to corruption allegations regarding the 2018...
Via Bloguin Best
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Qatar Corruption Summary Released, FBI Stepping Up FIFA Investigation

Hans-Joachim Eckert’s summary of Michael Garcia’s report on corruption in bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups have been released and it’s as expected from yesterday. Russia and Qatar have been cleared of wrongdoing and pretty much, every other country is to blame. The 42 page summary of the 430 page Garcia Report showed Eckert’s summary of that report. Why can’t they...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

No regrets for Platini over Qatar vote

UEFA president Michel Platini maintains he has no regrets over voting for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup. The […]
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Platini: Champions League can accomodate 2022 World Cup

Michel Platini would be prepared to move the UEFA Champions League’s latter stages to June in order to accommodate the […]
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UEFA president Platini insists World Cup, Olympics clash is FIFA problem

UEFA President Michel Platini suggests that football leaders don't share FIFA's concern over upsetting the IOC by scheduling the 2022 World Cup near the Winter Olympics. FIFA's continental confederations pressed on Monday for a January-February tournament to avoid Qatar's summer heat. FIFA prefers a November kickoff. FIFA President Sepp Blatter, an IOC member, has assured Olympic...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Platini: 2022 WCup-Olympics clash is FIFA problem

BURTON-ON-TRENT, England (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini suggests that football leaders don't share FIFA's concern over upsetting the IOC by scheduling the 2022 World Cup near the Winter Olympics. FIFA's continental confederations pressed on Monday for a January-February tournament to avoid Qatar's summer heat. FIFA prefers a November kickoff. FIFA President Sepp Blatter, an...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Peace declared between Platini, Hayatou after row over AFCON postponement

UEFA President Michel Platini Peace 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...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Platini was condemned by CAF Michel 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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October 22, 2014  |  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. […]
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October 22, 2014  |  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 Cup of Nations and...
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October 22, 2014  |  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...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 22, 2014  |  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. But City...
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October 22, 2014  |  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 it should be held...
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October 22, 2014  |  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 over racism...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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