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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 […]
Via Soccer News
17 days ago  |  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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17 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

CAF fires angry volley at UEFA boss Platini for seeking 2015 AFCON postponement

Michel Platini has been accused of being anti-AfricaAn all-out war has broken out between CAF and UEFA as Africa’s football governing body has launched a scathing attack at the European body’s president Michel Platini describing his quest for the postponement of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as ‘treachery’.CAF angrily lashed out at Platini over his comments calling for the...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Platini proposes white-card punishment for excessive protesting

UEFA president Michel Platini has proposed a new white-card punishment which would see the introduction of sin bins for players who protest excessively. The Frenchman claims there is a case for match referees being handed the power to banish players from the field for 10 minutes, on top of the current yellow and red card system. Platini makes his comments in his new book Parlons...
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October 17, 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...
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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

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