Michel Platini has repeated his call for the "stupid" 'triple punishment' rule to be dropped, following two controversial incidents this week.
The "triple punishment" of a penalty, red card and suspension has come under scrutiny after Manchester City 's Martin Demichelis and Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szcznesny fell foul of the ruling.
UEFA Boss Michel Platini
With reports making the rounds that Michel Platini is considering a bid for the FIFA presidency, the Confederation African Football and UEFA today signed a Memorandum of Understanding “for mutual co-operation towards the development of the game”.
The MoU which spans through to summer 2016 aims to strengthen cooperation between the two confederations and...
CAF president Issa Hayatou and UEFA boss Michel PlatiniThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for mutual co-operation towards the development of the game.The MoU valid till 31 July 2016 and open to renewal is meant to strengthen cooperation between the two confederations and provide...
Russia and Georgia have ended their football spat, dating back to a brief war in 2008, by agreeing to play each other.
UEFA President Michel Platini said Friday the two national football associations stated their willingness to play in 2016 European Championship qualifying matches.
''I'm very pleased to say that the Russians and Georgians can play together if they are...
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January 24, 2014
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
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...
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...
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February 15, 2012