UEFA president Michel Platini has called for soccer to emulate rugby by implementing a sin-bin system for yellow-card offenses.
At present players who accumulate a number of cautions - typically five - are handed a ban, but Platini says that system only benefits teams who were not the victims of the earlier offenses.
Instead, the former France international believes a more instantaneous...
UEFA president Michel Platini believes the idea of sin bins should be explored within football. The former France captain has […]
Michel Platini says FIFA's choice of World Cup draw procedure was not his idea, despite it favoring his native France.
Platini told reporters he offered to leave the room Monday during talks about a ''FIFA administration'' proposal.
A lottery will now decide which unseeded European team goes into Pot 2 - sure to face two high-ranked opponents from Europe and...
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It would be an understatement to call Philippos Stavrou a fan of former France great and UEFA President Michel Platini.
The 52-year-old Cypriot has legally changed his name to Philippos Stavrou Platini - with his parents' blessing - and runs ''The Temple of Michel Platini'' in Mosfiloti.
The museum dedicated to the Frenchman holds 21,137 pieces of memorabilia...
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UEFA President Michel Platini wants to expand the World Cup from 32 to 40 teams. Platini is expected to challenge Blatter for the FIFA presidency in 2015, and the interview may be the first step in the Frenchman sowing the seeds to win votes and hearts of soccer federations around the globe.
Platini said, in the interview with The Times newspaper:
“It’s not based on the quality...
UEFA president Michel Platini thinks FIFA should consider expanding the World Cup finals from 32 nations to 40.
The Frenchman believes an increase in the number of participants at football's showpiece event would be embraced by all concerned.
He says only three days would be added to the schedule and that the event would reach a wider global audience.
It is possible that Platini...
UEFA President Michel Platini has demanded an internal investigation look into why the UEFA protocol wasn’t followed by the referee in the Champions League match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City earlier this week.
The new UEFA protocol to combat racism says that the referee should stop the game if he receives a complaint of racism (which City captain Yaya Toure informed...
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...