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MICHEL PLATINI RUMORS

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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11 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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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Michel Platini: I know I'm unpopular

UEFA President Michel Platini believes he has made himself unpopular in some football circles by enforcing stricter punishments for clubs, but that it's a necessary consequence of trying to clean up the sport. Platini, who is weighing up whether he has the support to seek the FIFA presidency in 2015, said Friday that penalizing clubs for racism, match-fixing and uncontrolled...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Bulgarian soccer coach steals ref's cards and throws them away after penalty (Video)

A professional soccer coach in Bulgaria stole the referee's red and yellow cards and threw them away during an unprofessional meltdown after one of his players was tossed from a match last Saturday. Botev Vratsa head coach Antoni Zdravkov was upset defender Nikolay Marinov was given a red card for a handball inside the penalty box in the 17th minute of the match. After CSKA...
Via Holdout Sports
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Lazio fans target Platini with offensive banner

Lazio supporters have targeted UEFA President Michel Platini with an offensive banner after the team was ordered to play its next two European home matches in an empty stadium due to persistent fan racism. At the start of Lazio's match with Fiorentina on Sunday, hard-core ''ultra'' fans held aloft a banner that read, ''Heysel 29/05/85. You had the strength...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Platini unhappy with Croatia fans at Euro 2012

UEFA President Michel Platini is unhappy that some Croatia fans have tarnished a European Championship he described as ''99 percent great.'' Platini told reporters Monday he is delighted with co-hosts Poland and Ukraine, who ''have already won the Euro'' by defying doubters to organize a successful tournament. However, he added: ''I am not...
Via AP on Fox
June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Brazilian Platini signs with Dinamo Bucharest

Brazilian striker Michel Platini Ferreira Mesquita has signed with Dinamo Bucharest, despite fighting on the pitch with two Dinamo players last week. Dinamo official Nicolae Badea said Michel Platini was contracted for three seasons. The 28-year-old namesake of the European football boss has previously played for Bulgaria's CSKA Sofia. Last week, in a friendly, Platini fought...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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