Platini wants to “formally resign” at September 14 UEFA congress

Paris (AFP) – Michel Platini, currently serving a four-year ban from all football, wants to “formally resign” as UEFA president at the organisation’s elective congress on September 14 when his successor will be named, the Frenchman said Wednesday. The former French national team skipper quit his post on May 9 after his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini facing Euro 2016 rebuff as UEFA seek new chief

Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) – French football legend Michel Platini could be barred from attending Euro 2016 in an official capacity following his spectacular fall from grace as president of European football’s ruling body. Platini, whose successor as head of UEFA will be elected in Athens on September 14, would have awarded the trophy to the tournament winners in his native France...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA chief ‘very sad’ for Platini

Mexico City (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino voiced sadness after his former mentor Michel Platini decided to resign as UEFA chief following a sports tribunal’s rejection of his appeal against a football ban. Infantino, speaking to reporters after a FIFA Council meeting in Mexico City, said that, as chief of football’s governing body, he must “respect the decision”...
Via World Soccer Talk
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michel Platini to resign as UEFA president, FIFA ban shortened

Michel Platini will be on the outside looking in when Europe’s best soccer players strut their stuff in his backyard. Platini said Monday he’ll resign as president of UEFA after the Court of Arbitration for Sport denied his bid to overturn his FIFA ban, according to the Associated Press. The CAS cut Platini’s FIFA ban from six years to four, meaning he’ll play no formal...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sport tribunal to rule on Platini fate

Lausanne (AFP) – The international sports tribunal will on Monday rule on Michel Platini’s final appeal against a six-year ban imposed by FIFA and decide whether he can return as UEFA president. Platini was banned for “conflict of interest” over a suspect two million Swiss franc ($2 million) payment authorised by former FIFA leader Sepp Blatter. Platini and Blatter have been...
Via World Soccer Talk
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Disgraced UEFA president Platini arrives at CAS to fight 6-year ban by FIFA

LAUSANNE --Michel Platini has begun his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA over a $2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter.The UEFA president did not speak with reporters Friday after arriving for an 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) closed-door hearing expected to last at least eight hours.A verdict could come as early as Monday, when UEFA gathers in...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA reduces Sepp Blatter’s ban to six years on appeal

FIFA is willing to welcome Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini back into the world soccer family on Oct. 8, 2021, and that’s its final decision. FIFA’s Appeal Committee announced on its website Wednesday it has reduced Blatter’s and Platini’s bans from eight to six years. FIFA also fined its one-time executives. The committee based its decision to ease the sanctions against...
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Suspended UEFA chief Platini withdraws from FIFA presidential race

Michel Platini is giving up his bid to become the next FIFA president.Platini told The Associated Press on Thursday that he remains determined to overturn the eight-year ban he was handed by FIFA's ethics committee last month, but that the deadline for the Feb. 26 election is too short and renders his candidacy impossible.Platini's bid to succeed Sepp Blatter and take football's...
Via Associated Press
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

FIFA tells Platini he can't appeal directly to sports court

ZURICH -- FIFA told Michel Platini on Tuesday that he cannot bypass its appeals process by challenging his eight-year ban directly at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Platini had been hoping to cut out the required FIFA appeals procedure as he races to try to overturn his ban before the Feb. 26 presidential election.FIFA said it wrote to Platini's lawyers on Tuesday to confirm...
Via Associated Press
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Platini loses appeal at CAS over 90-day FIFA ban

LAUSANNE, Switzerland --Michel Platini lost his appeal Friday at the Court to Arbitration for Sport to lift a 90-day ban by FIFA.CAS said its three-man panel of judges was unanimous in ruling against the FIFA presidential hopeful.The 90-day ban ''does not cause irreparable harm to Michel Platini at this point in time,'' the court said in a statement.Platini hoped to be allowed to...
Via Associated Press
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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