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MICHEL PLATINI RUMORS

Russia: UEFA may create football league in annexed Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) Russia Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says UEFA may set up its own directly administered football league in the disputed region of Crimea. After Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine last year, its existing Ukrainian Premier League clubs were shut down and new teams created to play in the Russian leagues. After the Ukrainian Football Federation protested, UEFA banned Crimean...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

White cards coming to soccer?

UEFA President Michel Platini is defending the idea of introducing white cards into soccer even though it is vehemetly opposed by FIFA and in particular, FIFA President Sepp Blatter. The white card will be for offenses like diving and dissent that might be a little too harsh with a yellow card. A player who would receive a white card would go into a penalty box for an unspecified...
Via Bloguin Best
27 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA president Michel Platini stands firm on 'white card' policy

Uefa president Michel Platini is refusing to give up on his plan to introduce a 'white card' into football. The Frenchman first raised the idea in October, only to meet strong opposition from Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who dismissed the concept of sin-binning players out of hand. However, speaking at the Dubai International Sports Conference, Platini stressed that he would be keen...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA President Platini Implicated in World Cup Bid Scandal After Platini Reportedly Wouldn’t Face Sanctions

A report from the print version of The Sunday Times said that UEFA president Michel Platini allegedly accepted a Picasso painting from the Russian 2018 World Cup bid committee in exchange for Platini’s support for Russia hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This was after it was reported that Platini would not be subject to investigation and sanctions by FIFA Ethics Investigator Michael...
Via Bloguin Best
November 30, 2014  |  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 Cup of Nations and...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Michel Platini Is Playing Favorites With UEFA’s Heavy Financial Fair Play Fines

UEFA President Michel Platini’s pet Financial Fair Play (FFP) project has this week reportedly been responsible for a £50 million fine directed towards Manchester City. Platini and his cohorts are determined to make FFP the cornerstone of the former France international and Juventus great’s administrative legacy to European club football. The problem though is that FFP does...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 08, 2014  |  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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