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MICHEL PLATINI RUMORS

Michel Platini will leave UEFA in 2019 if he isn’t elected FIFA president

Michel Platini has announced he will step down as UEFA president in 2019 if he fails to win FIFA’s top job in next year’s election. Platini appeared at a UEFA news conference in Monaco but refused to speak in any detail about his campaign for the FIFA presidency – a move understood to prevent any suggestion that he is using UEFA resources in his bid to succeed Sepp Blatter...
Via World Soccer Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA contender Platini refuses to talk election issues

MONACO (AP) Michel Platini has apologized for refusing to discuss FIFA issues at his first news conference since announcing his bid for president of the governing body last month. UEFA had said its president would reveal campaign ideas and take questions at his annual meeting with international media in Monaco. However, Platini closed a one-hour session by apologizing because '...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michel Platini's credentials as reformer questioned by FIFA rival

LONDON -- As Michel Platini prepares to reveal his FIFA presidential vision, a rival contender is launching his campaign by questioning the UEFA leader's long-standing association with Sepp Blatter and his credentials to reform the scandal-tainted governing body. Former Trinidad and Tobago captain David Nakhid is positioning himself as a candidate whose main selling point is his...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why UEFA’s complaint about smear campaign against Platini confirm nothing will change at FIFA

UEFA has asked FIFA to look into a possible smear campaign against UEFA President Michel Platini as he begins his campaign to become new FIFA President. Reuters and German newspaper Welt am Sonntag report that someone within FIFA sent an anonymous dossier titled “Platini – skeleton in the closet” to other FIFA members that raised questions about whether or not Platini was suitable...
Via 32 Flags
14 days ago  |  Discuss

CONMEBOL chief backing Michel Platini's FIFA presidency bid

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- The president of the South America's governing body for soccer says the confederation will support Michel Platini to replace Joseph Blatter as head of FIFA. During an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, confederation president Juan Angel Napout says Platini is the best candidate to replace Blatter in the February election. Napout also says the soccer...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini is a 'product of system', says FIFA presidential rival

Michel Platini has been criticised by a rival for the FIFA presidency as "a product of the system". Chung Mong-joon, a former FIFA vice-president from South Korea, announced last week he intends to run for the presidency and is expected to formally launch his campaign in August. A long-time critic of outgoing president Sepp Blatter, Chung has called for a non-European to be elected...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Michel Platini the right or convenient candidate for FIFA presidency?

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” — Lord Acton Why that quote? Well, that’s because on Tuesday BBC Sport revealed what was long speculated to be the case — current UEFA president and former Juventus star Michel Platini will run to replace the departing (at least that’s the plan as of now) Sepp Blatter...
Via 32 Flags
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Next FIFA president odds released – Michel Platini the favorite

Who will be the next FIFA president? We don’t know yet, but much like everything else related to soccer, there are odds for you to bet on it. William Hill set odds on who will be the next president following Sepp Blatter’s resignation announced Tuesday. Here is what they set: Michel Platini 6-5 Ali Bin...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 02, 2015  |  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 spending...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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