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Archives: michel platini

Michel Platini’s candidacy for FIFA President hurt by connections to Qatar

Posted on by Earl Reed
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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 … Continue reading

Michel Platini still scarred by Heysel disaster

Posted on by PA Sport
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UEFA president Michel Platini says the horrors of the Heysel disaster have “never left” him as soccer marks the 30th anniversary of the tragedy. A collapsing wall at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels before the start of the European Cup … Continue reading

UEFA’s Financial Fair Play: One Rule For France, And Another For Everyone Else

Posted on by Kevin Harris
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Clubs across Europe are trying to get their house in order to ensure compliance with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations are adhered to. But there appears less concern in Paris and Monte Carlo than in most other cities over the … Continue reading

Michel Platini Orders Probe Into Yaya Toure Racism Incident: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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UEFA President Michel Platini has demanded an internal investigation look into why the UEFA protocol wasn’t followed by the referee in the Champions League match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City earlier this week. The new UEFA protocol to combat … Continue reading

Atlético Get Off Light

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

In what has to be considered a poor decision, the UEFA Appeals Body has reduced the initial three-match stadium closure to a two-match behind closed doors sentence, with one match deferred for two years. Consequently, Atlético must play their next … Continue reading

Platini’s plans and other pipe dreams

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The proposed restructuring of the Champions League, which emerged from UEFA’s strategy council on Monday and will probably be approved by the executive committee later this month, has been perceived as a significant setback for Michel Platini, the man elected … Continue reading