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MICHEL PLATINI RUMORS

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...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

AP Sources: Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

GENEVA (AP) Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week. Two officials familiar with Platini's plans tell The Associated Press that the FIFA vice president has made a decision to try to succeed Sepp Blatter. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Platini has not announced his candidacy. The officials say the UEFA president...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Platini set to launch bid for FIFA presidency this week

Michel Platini is set to declare he will run for the FIFA presidency this week and an announcement could come as early as Wednesday. Platini, the UEFA president, held further talks with football powerbrokers at the 2018 World Cup draw in St Petersburg at the weekend and is now confident he has the support necessary to win. It is understood a letter to national associations declaring...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Platini to delay announcement on standing for FIFA presidency

Michel Platini will delay any announcement on standing for the FIFA presidency until after this weekend's 2018 World Cup preliminary draw. Platini will attend the draw in St Petersburg where he will hold further talks with figures from world football and is likely to make an announcement in the next two to three weeks, it is understood. The 60-year-old UEFA president is the favourite...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Major FIFA sponsor backs Platini to succeed Blatter as president

BERLIN -- The chief executive of Adidas, a major FIFA sponsor, believes UEFA President Michel Platini would be the best choice of successor to Sepp Blatter at the head of world football's governing body. Herbert Hainer was quoted Friday as telling German weekly Focus: "For me, Platini is the most suitable candidate." "He leads UEFA, with the best club teams worldwide and the strongest...
Via AP on Fox
18 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
June 02, 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
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