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MICHEL PLATINI

UEFA: Unopposed Ceferin Re-elected President

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin was on Thursday re-elected for a four-year term as head of European football’s governing body by acclamation. The 51-year-old Slovenian lawyer was the only candidate going forward for election at the UEFA Congress in Rome. Ceferin took over two and a half years ago after the corruption scandal that toppled his predecessor, Frenchman Michel Platini. “I am honoured,” said Ceferin, thanking members of UEFA’s 55 member associations for re-electing him, saying he was taking over with…

FIFA Bribery Trial To Kick Off In NY

The FIFA corruption trial is to get under way with opening statements in New York on Monday, two and a half years after US prosecutors unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world soccer. Forty-two officials and marketing executives, and three companies were indicted in an exhaustive 236-page complaint detailing 92 separate crimes and 15 corruption schemes to the tune of $200 million. Yet only three of them are going on trial – three fabulously-wealthy and once-powerful soccer officials from South…

Platini Goes To CAS

Former UEFA president, Michel Platini, has launched an appeal against his six-year ban from football with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

UEFA: I Will Be Back Soon – Platini

Suspended UEFA president, Michel Platini, says he hopes to be back to work soon in time for the 2016 European Championship soccer tournament in June, following a hearing on Monday to appeal against his eight-year ban.
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