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Messi hopes to win another Ballon d`Or

Last Updated: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 14:05

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has said that it is unlikely that he will be able to reach the same dizzying heights he achieved in 2012, but admitted he is aiming for a fifth Ballon d`Or.

UEFA contemplating appeal to increase penalty on Serbian FA for ‘racist offences’

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 17:04

UEFA is set to review its rule book in an attempt to take tougher action against incidents of racism following extensive criticism of the penalties handed to Serbia this week.

Goal line technology a waste of millions of euros: Platini

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 17:23

Even as world body FIFA seems to slowly embrace goal line technology, UEFA chief Michel Platini rejected it insisting it is unnecessary waste of millions of euros.

UEFA president Platini slams `disgraceful` Serbia brawl

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 11:31

UEFA president Michel Platini has described the violent scenes which met the end of England Under-21`s meeting with their Serbian counterparts last Tuesday as "disgraceful".

UEFA chief praises Ukraine for Euro 2012 success

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 18:21

UEFA chief Michel Platini met Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych here Tuesday to praise Euro 2012 co-host Ukraine for its good organisation of the tournament.

Euro 2012 was a resounding success: Michel Platini

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 09:12

Uefa president Michel Platini has hailed Euro 2012 as a "resounding success" after the tournament came to an end on Sunday following Spain`s 4-0 win over Italy in the final.

Two-year suspension for Nasri would be `ridiculous & shameful`, says Platini

Last Updated: Saturday, June 30, 2012, 23:26

The Uefa president has asked for leniency from the French Football Federation following the France midfielder`s foul-mouthed outburst towards a journalist at Euro 2012.

Introducing goal-line technology would be a historical mistake: Platini

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 08:33

Uefa president Michel Platini believes Fifa would be making a “historical mistake” if they introduced goal-line technology.

Balotelli’s agent blasts Platini for weak stance on racism

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 14:21

Mario Balotelli’s agent has blasted Michel Platini for what he perceives to be a weak stance on racist after the Italian striker was subjected to racist chants from a minority of Spanish supporters during Italy’s 1-1 draw with the European and world champions.

Balotelli to be ‘punished’ if he walks off pitch during Euros following ‘racial’ barbs

Last Updated: Thursday, June 07, 2012, 15:20

Michel Platini has made it clear that if Italian striker Mario Balotelli, walks off the pitch after getting racially abused, then he would also get a yellow card for it.

From leading light to gunning for a fight - Platini feels the heat on eve of Euro 2012

Last Updated: Thursday, June 07, 2012, 13:29

Michel Platini the player was the most balletic of France’s famed four musketeers; graceful, light on his feet and capable of moments of magic seemingly at will.

Bayern and Chelsea were better than Real Madrid and Barcelona: Platini

Last Updated: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 13:51

UEFA president Michel Platini insists that Bayern Munich and Chelsea are worthy Champions League finalists, claiming that they were both full value for their respective semi-final wins over Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.