Michel Platini

WORLD CUP: Shootout decides World Cup match for 1st time

For many, the 1982 semifinal match between France and West Germany is the greatest World Cup game of them all.<p>It had everything — goals, high drama, arguably the worst foul in the tournament's history and, for the first time at the World Cup, a penalty shootout.<p>Taking place on a hot evening in …

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Soccer: Platini says cleared by Swiss authorities, plans return

PARIS (Reuters) - Former European soccer chief Michel Platini has said he has been cleared by Swiss authorities of any criminal wrongdoing over payments he received from FIFA that resulted in a ban for ethics violations and that he now plans to return to the game.<p>The Frenchman was banned from all …

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Michel Platini hopes FIFA will lift his ban but Swiss prosecutors say investigation not over

Platini was banned from all football-related activities due to a $2 million payment he received in 2011.<p>Former UEFA president Michel Platini said …

Corruption

FIFA dampens Platini's hopes of reversing four-year ban from football

FIFA appears to have little interest in reconsidering Michel Platini's ban from football-related activities after the former France star and ex-UEFA …

Corruption

Platini says FIFA must now end his ban, but probe goes on

PARIS (AFP) -<p>Former UEFA president Michel Platini said Saturday he hoped FIFA would lift his ban over a controversial 1.8-million-euro payment after Swiss prosecutors said they had found no evidence so far to incriminate him.<p>"I hope that FIFA will have the courage and the decency to lift my …

Corruption

Ex-UEFA chief Platini: I hope FIFA has 'decency' to lift my ban

Paris - Former UEFA president Michel Platini told AFP on Saturday he hoped FIFA would have "the decency" to lift his ban over a 1.8-million-euro …

Sports

Former UEFA Chief Michel Platini cleared

Former European soccer chief Michel Platini say he's been cleared by Swiss authorities of any criminal wrongdoing over payments he received from FIFA.<p>The Frenchman had been banned from all soccer-related activities but he now says he plans to return to the game.<p>FIA had paid Platini one point seven …

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Michel Platini: No criminal charges, claims ex-Uefa president

<b>Disgraced ex-Uefa president Michel Platini has claimed he will not face any criminal charges over the matter that led to his ban from football.</b><p>Former France captain Platini, 62, was head of European football's governing body until his ban for ethics breaches.<p>The matter then formed part of a …

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Platini wants FIFA to end his ban

2018-05-26 12:23<p>Michel Platini (AFP Photo)<p>Paris - Former UEFA president Michel Platini told AFP on Saturday he hoped FIFA would have "the decency" to …

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HOT OR NOT: Ryan Sessegnon proves to a fine young man

HOT OR NOT: Ryan Sessegnon proves to a fine young man as well as player while Michel Platini's World Cup claim exposes him as a dreadful person<p><b>Ryan</b> …

Sport (UK)

Ex-UEFA boss Platini 'cleared' over FIFA payment: report

PARIS (AFP) -<p>Former UEFA president Michel Platini, who was banned from football activities over a two million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros, $2 million) payment from FIFA, has been cleared by a Swiss prosecutor, French daily Le monde reported on Friday.<p>Le Monde base their report on a letter dated …

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Mbappe to follow in France legend Platini's footsteps by wearing No 10

Kylian Mbappe to follow in footsteps of France legend Michel Platini by wearing No 10 shirt at World Cup as squad numbers are confirmed<p><b>France have</b> …

Soccer

Germany's Martinez equals UEFA finals scoring record

Shekiera Martinez's nine goals in helping Germany finish runners-up at the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship in Lithuania equals a record …

Soccer

Michel Platini hints at “a little trickery” in getting France vs Brazil for 1998 World Cup final

<b>Former UEFA president Michel Platini has hinted “a little trickery” may have been used to to ensure the 1998 World Cup final was contested between</b> …

Soccer

Disgraced Michel Platini admits fixing 1998 World Cup draw to increase chances of France vs Brazil final

Disgraced former Uefa president Michel Platini has claimed "a little trickery" was used in the 1998 World Cup draw to increase the chances of France and Brazil meeting in the final.<p>Platini is currently serving a four-year ban from involvement in football - reduced twice from an original eight-year …

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World Cup: Michel Platini claims 'trickery' over 1998 tournament draw

"A little trickery" was employed for the 1998 World Cup draw to ensure France and Brazil did not meet until the final, disgraced former Uefa president Michel Platini has claimed.

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Platini says 1998 World Cup draw 'trickery' helped France

France soccer great Michel Platini says "a little trickery" in the 1998 World Cup draw ensured his home country would avoid Brazil until the final …

Sports

Platini reveals: I helped fix the 1998 World Cup

The 1998 World Cup in France was fixed, a sensational interview with disgraced Michel Platini has confirmed.<p>The former UEFA president says “a little …

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Ex-soccer leader Michel Platini says 1998 World Cup draw fixed to set up Brazil-France final

A former UEFA president and co-organizer of the 1998 World Cup in France says "a little trickery" ensured that France and Brazil would not meet one another until the final.<p>Michel Platini, who starred for France as a player before becoming a soccer administrator, told radio station <i>France Bleu</i> that …

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Michel Platini claims World Cup 1998 draw was rigged, with 'a little trickery' delivering France-Brazil final

A "dream" final between the reigning champions and hosts was manufactured, according to a man who was joint-head of the organising committee<p>Michel …

Soccer

FIFA dampens Michel Platini's hopes of reversing four-year ban from football

Swiss authorities claim they are not currently taking action against the former UEFA president, but world football's governing body remains …

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Former France player, manager Michel dies at age 70

Henri Michel, who played for France at the World Cup and later coached the team to the semifinals at the 1986 tournament, has died. He was 70.<p>France's Professional Footballers Association wrote on Twitter that Michel died Tuesday morning.<p>Michel was an accomplished midfielder who played almost his …

France

Former France coach Michel dies

The former coach of the French national football team Henri Michel, who led Les Bleus to the 1984 Olympic title, has died at the age of 70.<p>The French …

France

Michel, former France player and World Cup coach, dies at 70

PARIS (AP) Henri Michel, who played for France at the World Cup and later coached the team to the semifinals at the 1986 tournament, has died. He was …

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Pick your Team of the Season

Manchester City were finally crowned Premier League champions after Manchester United lost at home to West Brom.

Soccer

62nd Most Memorable FIFA World Cup Moment: The Game That Had Everything

One of the greatest World Cup games of all time. Michel Platini's great France team goes up against a Brazil featuring Socrates, Junior and Zico for …

Soccer

FIFA mulls delaying presidential election, calls crisis meeting

The development came as soccer's governing body said its executive committee would hold a crisis meeting on Oct. 20 at its headquarters in Zurich.<p>It …

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Disgraced former UEFA president Michel Platini slams 'rubbish' FIFA and CAS judges, claims he will be proven right

<b>Paris:</b> Disgraced former UEFA president Michel Platini has labelled the judges who banned him from office as "rubbish" and claims he will be "proved …

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Michel Platini hits back af FIFA 'clowns' and CAS judges after ban

Ex-UEFA president Michel Platini has attacked the "clowns" and "worthless judges" who have banned him from football and told a French magazine that …

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Former Arsenal and Northern Ireland star Terry Neill takes trip down memory lane on visit to old school

FROM the dazzling brilliance of George Best to missing out on Maradona, putting Martin O’Neill in his place or why Wenger’s time is almost up, Terry …

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