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Joseph S. Blatter and Michel Platini look on during the Team Seminar ahead of the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Corinthia Hotel.(Getty Images)

Blatter, Platini now suspected of fraud in 5-year FIFA case

By Associated Press | GENEVA
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 11:39 PM IST
The open criminal proceedings had been focused on suspected mismanagement and misappropriation, plus an act of forgery by Platini, linked to FIFA paying the French soccer great $2 million with Blatter’s approval in 2011.
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Former UEFA President Michel Platini arrives at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich.(REUTERS)
Former UEFA President Michel Platini arrives at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich.(REUTERS)

Michel Platini now a formal suspect in Swiss case

By Associated Press | GENEVA
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 06:41 PM IST
Swiss federal prosecutors this month extended their open criminal proceedings into then-FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s role in the payment to include Platini, according to a document seen Friday by The Associated Press.
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Everton's Moise Kean in action(Action Images via Reuters)
Everton's Moise Kean in action(Action Images via Reuters)

New boss Carlo Ancelotti backs Kean to find his feet at Everton

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 10:34 AM IST
The 19-year-old Kean joined Everton from Italian champions Juventus in August on a five-year deal for a fee of around 27.5 million euros ($30.49 million), but is yet to score in 13 Premier League matches.
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UEFA President Michel Platini leaves the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, after a hearing in Lausanne, Switzerland.(AP)
UEFA President Michel Platini leaves the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, after a hearing in Lausanne, Switzerland.(AP)

FIFA files court claims to retrieve $2 mn from Michel Platini

By Agence France-Presse | Lausanne
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 10:38 PM IST
FIFA banned Platini, its then vice president, in 2015 over the payment he received, sparking years of bitter recriminations from the Frenchman and a falling out with his former ally Blatter.
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Newcastle United's DeAndre Yedlin is awarded their first goal after a VAR review.(REUTERS)
Newcastle United's DeAndre Yedlin is awarded their first goal after a VAR review.(REUTERS)

‘I think it’s a load of crap,’ VAR lambasted by ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini

By Press Trust of India | Rome
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 12:06 AM IST
A triple Ballon d’Or winner, Platini had been expected to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president in 2016 but fell spectacularly from grace a few months earlier.
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File image of former UEFA President Michel Platini(REUTERS)
File image of former UEFA President Michel Platini(REUTERS)

Former UEFA chief Michel Platini arrested in 2022 World Cup probe

By AFP | Paris
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 03:26 PM IST
Qatar was named to host the World Cup in a decision that triggered controversy over its suitability amid allegations of corruption.
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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin delivers a speech during the 43rd Ordinary UEFA Congress on February 7, in Rome.(AFP)
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin delivers a speech during the 43rd Ordinary UEFA Congress on February 7, in Rome.(AFP)

Aleksander Ceferin re-elected unopposed as UEFA President

By Reuters | Rome
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Aleksander Ceferin immediately promised a dramatic overhaul of European club competitions.
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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin unveils the host nation for Euro 2024 during the announcement .(REUTERS)
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin unveils the host nation for Euro 2024 during the announcement .(REUTERS)

Sole candidate Aleksander Ceferin poised for UEFA re-election

By Agence France-Presse | Lausanne
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 11:42 PM IST
Ceferin has held the post since 2016 when he replaced former France legend Michel Platini, who was forced to resign several months previously following confirmation of his suspension by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
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Former UEFA President Michel Platini (L) has been cleared by Swiss authorities of any criminal wrongdoing over payments he received from FIFA.(AP)
Former UEFA President Michel Platini (L) has been cleared by Swiss authorities of any criminal wrongdoing over payments he received from FIFA.(AP)

Michel Platini says cleared by Swiss authorities, plans football return

By Reuters | Reuters, Paris
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2018 02:24 PM IST
A criminal investigation was opened against Michel Platini over a two million Swiss francs payment he received from FIFA in 2011, but the former France captain said on Saturday he had been told by the Swiss authorities that had now been closed.
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Michel Platini has revealed that the draw for the 1998 FIFA World Cup was rigged to avoid a France-Brazil match before the final.(AFP)
Michel Platini has revealed that the draw for the 1998 FIFA World Cup was rigged to avoid a France-Brazil match before the final.(AFP)

Michel Platini admits ‘skulduggery’ to rig 1998 FIFA World Cup draw

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Paris
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 12:07 PM IST
The revelation comes at a time when Michel Platini is banned from football for receiving a “disloyal payment” when he was head of UEFA from disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter
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Michel Platini has slammed judges who banned him from football, terming them ‘rubbish’.(Getty Images)
Michel Platini has slammed judges who banned him from football, terming them ‘rubbish’.(Getty Images)

Michel Platini slams ‘rubbish’ FIFA and CAS judges: report

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Paris
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2018 09:31 PM IST
Michel Platini’s suspension had scuppered his plans to succeed Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA, which is now run by former UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino
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Spain's national football team attend a training session in Schruns, in preparation for the upcoming Euro 2016.(AFP File Photo)
Spain's national football team attend a training session in Schruns, in preparation for the upcoming Euro 2016.(AFP File Photo)

From Libero to tiki taka: Here’s how styles and team formations evolved

By Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:58 PM IST
European football’s premier competition has had a lasting effect on the sport over the years. From the libero to the false-9 formation, nations have experimented and profited greatly in the continental championships, eventually also changing the way the sport is played. HT looks at how the Euros have shaped football.
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