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World Soccer Talk Radio (7.30.15) Raphael Gellar interview about Platini’s ties to Qatar

Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Raphael Gellar. During the interview, Middle East soccer expert Raphael Gellar discusses the connections between Michel Platini and Qatar, whether Platini is a white knight, if Platini is the best of the worst, as well as the latest news from the Middle East soccer including Egypt, Israel, and more...
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Michel Platini’s candidacy for FIFA President hurt by connections to Qatar

The one topic that unites almost every segment of the soccer world is the need to reform its governing body, FIFA. Unfortunately, the man who is ringing in the changes, one Michel Platini —who officially announced his candidacy Wednesday, has a murky past. He voted for Qatar in the bidding for the 2020 World Cup, and worked closely with former France President Nicolas Sarkozy...
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Platini is a 'product of system', says FIFA presidential rival

Michel Platini has been criticised by a rival for the FIFA presidency as "a product of the system". Chung Mong-joon, a former FIFA vice-president from South Korea, announced last week he intends to run for the presidency and is expected to formally launch his campaign in August. A long-time critic of outgoing president Sepp Blatter, Chung has called for a non-European to be elected...
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FA chairman Greg **** supports Platini's run for FIFA presidency

Michel Platini has been given the firm backing of the Football Association after formally declaring he is to run for the FIFA presidency - and despite his public backing for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup. The 60-year-old UEFA president said he wants to he wants to restore the world governing body's dignity after the corruption crisis which engulfed the organization and led to...
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Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president

GENEVA (AP) Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body ''the dignity and the position it deserves.'' Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, wrote to member federations in Europe on Wednesday that he will stand in the election and counts on their support. The former France great...
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UEFA head Platini announces he will run for FIFA presidency

Michel Platini has formally announced he will run for the FIFA presidency, saying he wants to restore dignity to the world governing body. The 60-year-old UEFA president has written to all 209 member associations of FIFA to inform them of his intentions to stand to succeed Sepp Blatter. Platini said in the letter: "There are times in life when you have to take your destiny into your...
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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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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