ARTICLES RELATING TO MICHEL PLATINI

Blatter loses Platini support

2014-06-12 15:28

Football was plunged into open warfare as UEFA president Michel Platini said he would no longer support Sepp Blatter.

Platini gets a word in over Qatar bid

2014-06-03 13:52

Michel Platini attacked a British newspaper for seeking to "tarnish" his reputation by linking the UEFA president to the Qatar SWC debacle.

Platini: I can beat Blatter

2014-03-27 14:41

UEFA president Michel Platini says he is the only person capable of stopping Sepp Blatter in an election for FIFA president.

Platini calls for 40 team SWC

2013-10-28 08:14

UEFA chief Michel Platini wants the SWC finals expanded to 40 teams to allow more African and Asian countries into the tournament.

Platini may bid for FIFA job

2013-09-17 14:21

UEFA president Michel Platini says he will decide whether to run for the top job in world football at or after next year's SWC.

Transfer system is 'robbery'

2013-08-30 11:26

UEFA president Michel Platini described the current soccer transfer system as robbery and says he would like to see it revamped.

Platini: No will within FIFA

2013-05-30 14:25

UEFA president Michel Platini believes there is no will within FIFA to impose age and mandate limits on senior officials.

UEFA wants to tackle racism

2013-05-16 14:37

UEFA is seeking to implement wide rules on tackling racism, the organisation's president Michel Platini has revealed.

Platini hits out at Blatter

2013-03-20 19:35

European soccer boss Michel Platini has hit out at FIFA president Sepp Blatter after Blatter said EURO 2020 will "lack heart and soul".

Platini sticks to his guns

2012-12-11 11:04

UEFA president Michel Platini remains opposed to the use of goal-line technology, which is being employed by FIFA in Japan.

UEFA to scrap Europe League?

2012-11-27 21:12

European soccer's governing body is considering scrapping the Europa League in favour of extending the Champions League.

Platini: Blatter is clean

2012-02-26 19:16

European football supremo Michel Platini says Sepp Blatter is not corrupt but he's not in favour of Blatter's goal-line technology idea.

Platini: CL match was clean

2011-12-08 21:45

UEFA President Michel Platini is confident there was nothing suspicious about Lyon's 7-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.

FIFA official caught on camera

2011-10-12 12:26

A video showing former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner telling officials how to accept "gifts" from Mohamed Bin Hammam was released.

Platini 'loves' Mourinho

2011-06-30 14:01

UEFA boss Michel Platini says he loves Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho even if he said "stupid things" about favouritism.

Platini gets 4 more years

2011-03-22 14:50

UEFA president Michel Platini has been given a second four-year term as head of the European governing body.

Platini backs Xavi for award

2010-12-11 15:55

UEFA president Michel Platini says Spain playmaker Xavi would get his vote for the Ballon d'Or award for world player of the year.

England out of 2022 SWC bid?

2010-09-28 16:07

England will withdraw its candidature to host the 2022 World Cup if, as expected, the USA withdraws its bid for the 2018 event.

Platini rushed to hospital

2010-07-10 08:02

UEFA President Michel Platini has been hospitalised in Johannesburg after fainting in a restaurant.

'No way' France will win SWC

2010-04-23 12:22

France are not among the top three teams at the SWC and will not lift the trophy, UEFA president Michel Platini has said.

UEFA offers Liverpool hope

2009-03-16 16:25

UEFA will try to avoid forcing Liverpool to play a Champions League match on the anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.

 

Platini backs 2022 SWC re-vote

2014-06-05 17:30

UEFA boss Michel Platini has called for the vote to be held again if allegations of corruption in Qatar's bid are proved.

UEFA blasts La Liga fans

2014-05-05 20:30

UEFA have blasted racist attacks in Spain after fans subjected foreign players to monkey taunts and banana-throwing.

Platini mum on FIFA election

2014-03-27 10:00

UEFA president Michel Platini has pushed back his deadline to decide if he will contest the FIFA presidential election next year.

Platini calls for racism inquiry

2013-10-25 16:39

UEFA chief Michel Platini has asked why guidelines dealing with racism weren't followed during CSKA's match against Man City.

Platini blasts goal-line tech

2013-08-30 14:05

The use of goal-line technology has opened a Pandora's box in football, UEFA president Michel Platini has said.

Platini mulls FIFA candidacy

2013-08-28 14:21

UEFA president Michel Platini says he remains unsure whether he will run for the world governing body FIFA's top job.

Platini seeks sports police

2013-05-24 14:35

UEFA president Michel Platini says he wants a European sports police force to tackle corruption, match-fixing, doping and hooliganism.

Platini: No goal-line tech for CL

2013-03-28 19:14

UEFA president Michel Platini says goal-line technology is too expensive to be used in the Champions League.

Platini renews Qatar SWC call

2012-12-29 11:00

UEFA's Michel Platini renewed his call for the 2022 SWC in Qatar to be switched to winter to avoid the heat of a Gulf summer.

Various cities for Euro 2020

2012-12-06 18:58

UEFA's executive committee has given the green light to holding the European championships in 2020 across the continent.

Platini blasts Blatter

2012-08-31 20:07

UEFA chief Michel Platini has criticised FIFA head Sepp Blatter's autocratic style on important decisions regarding soccer's future.

Blatter has faith in Platini

2012-01-17 15:52

FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes UEFA president Michel Platini is a natural candidate to take over when his reign ends.

Platini backs Blatter's stance

2011-10-20 16:13

UEFA leader Michel Platini believes FIFA President Sepp Blatter is "really motivated" to offer reforms for cleaning up world soccer.

Platini 'fears for soccer'

2011-08-26 14:10

UEFA president Michel Platini says the warning lights are flashing and he fears for the future of professional soccer.

Blatter probe 'interesting'

2011-05-27 14:15

UEFA's Michel Platini has described the decision by FIFA to probe Sepp Blatter as part of bribery scandal as a "very interesting moment."

Platini to challenge Blatter?

2011-03-03 08:10

Brazilian soccer great Pele says UEFA president Michel Platini may run against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Platini against goal-line tech

2010-10-25 13:40

UEFA president Michel Platini has reiterated his opposition to goal-line technology as the IFA opens discussions on its use.

Platini released from hospital

2010-07-10 10:59

UEFA President Michel Platini was discharged from hospital and given a clean bill of health after fainting in a restaurant.

Platini hails youth in SWC

2010-07-06 10:40

UEFA president Michel Platini has praised Europe's three World Cup semifinal teams for promoting young, creative players.

Platini to seek re-election

2010-03-25 13:30

French football great Michel Platini has announced that he will stand for re-election as president of UEFA next year.

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