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Platini unopposed for UEFA re-election

UEFA president Michel Platini will be unopposed when he stands for re-election in March, European football's governing body said today.

sports Updated: Dec 23, 2010 19:52 IST

UEFA president Michel Platini will be unopposed when he stands for re-election in March, European football's governing body said on Thursday.

UEFA said on its website that no other candidates had come forward by a statutory three month deadline, which expired at midnight on December 22.

"As of today, 23 December 2010, only one candidate has been announced: current UEFA president Michel Platini will be seeking a second four-year term of office from 2011 to 2015."

The election is due to take place at the UEFA Congress in Paris on March 22, 2011.