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MICHEL PLATINI RUMORS

UEFA eases restrictions on club spending

PRAGUE (AP) European football is lifting some of the restrictions on club spending in an attempt to make more teams competitive and ensure clubs are more attractive for new investors. UEFA on Monday agreed to relax some of its Financial Fair Play rules, allowing clubs a period of accelerated spending on players if they present an affordable business model and show they are not ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini has big decision in great game for FIFA throne

GENEVA (AP) After years of waiting, Michel Platini's destiny with FIFA is coming faster than he thought. Platini has his 60th birthday on Sunday with much to celebrate and a big decision to take. Long seen as the heir apparent to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, his former mentor now embattled adversary, it is open question if the elected leader of European soccer and former France...
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11 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

****: Platini must show leadership in wake of corruption allegations

Football Association chairman Greg **** has called on UEFA president Michel Platini to stand up to FIFA boss Sepp Blatter in the wake of the corruption allegations engulfing the world governing body. Blatter won a fifth term as president on Friday despite widespread calls for him to step down after seven FIFA officials were arrested and 18 people connected to football were indicted...
Via Fox Sports
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Michel Platini still scarred by Heysel disaster

UEFA president Michel Platini says the horrors of the Heysel disaster have “never left” him as soccer marks the 30th anniversary of the tragedy. A collapsing wall at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels before the start of the European Cup final between Juventus and Liverpool on May 29, 1985 caused 39 deaths and over 600 injuries. The match went ahead and Platini, then a star midfield...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Platini still haunted by Heysel on 30th anniversary of tragedy

UEFA president Michel Platini says the horrors of the Heysel disaster have "never left" him as football marks the 30th anniversary of the tragedy. A collapsing wall at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels before the start of the European Cup final between Juventus and Liverpool on May 29, 1985 caused 39 deaths and over 600 injuries. The match went ahead and Platini, then a star midfield...
Via Fox Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Platini calls to end 'stupid' rule

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 President Platini has defended the referee...
Via Fox Soccer
February 23, 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 spending...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

UEFA's Platini says it's clear he's not popular

UEFA President Michel Platini says he is sacrificing popularity in football to get tough on clubs for racism, match-fixing and uncontrolled spending. Platini has championed ''Financial Fair Play'' rules compelling clubs to break even, and pay players wages and tax bills on time in order to play in Europe. In an end-of-year message, Platini added that match-fixing and the discriminatory...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Platini: WCup draw helping France was FIFA idea

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 South America. France...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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