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2014 World Cup stadium unfinished for April 15 opening

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 11:16

Sao Paulo`s Itaquerao World Cup stadium will be incomplete when it officially opens April 15, according to media reports.

UEFA chief wants yellow cards replaced by sin-bins

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 16:05

UEFA President Michel Platini has reportedly proposed that yellow cards should be replaced by sin-bins, like rugby, by making the offender out of the game for 10 or 15 minutes as penalty.

UEFA chief calls for sin bins to replace yellow cards

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 22:20

UEFA chief Michel Platini has called for football to scrap yellow cards, saying players who flout the rules should instead be sent to a sin bin.

UEFA chief Platini calls for 40 team World Cup

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 13:28

UEFA chief Michel Platini wants the World Cup finals expanded to 40 teams from 2018 to allow more African and Asian countries into the tournament without reducing the number of European nations represented.

Joaelton Sampaio alleges racist treatment in Nicaragua

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 09:01

Brazilian football player Joaelton Sampaio said he has been the victim of racism in Nicaragua, in a letter sent Monday to the press.

Football must lead anti-racism fight: UEFA`s Platini

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 09:22

Football must lead the fight against racism inside and outside the game, Michel Platini, head of the sport`s European governing body UEFA told a United Nations meeting on Monday.

Transfer system is robbery, says Platini

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 16:06

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

UEFA head warns players to stop walking off pitch despite racial abuse

Last Updated: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 15:25

The head of European football has told players not to walk off the pitch if they are racially abused, saying that any decision to stop a match should be left to the referee.

Platini warns of `mafia-type organisations` behind match-fixing

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 18:38

The Uefa president has called for the introduction of a European sports police force as he aims to fight corruption within the game.

Blistering Qatar could lose right to stage 2022 FIFA WC: Blatter

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 15:08

FIFA president Sep Blatter has admitted Qatar could lose the right to stage the World Cup in 2022 as temperatures in the Arab country rise above 50 degrees in summer.

Everyone but Platini wants goal-line technology: Blatter

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 08:41

Sepp Blatter has suggested that Michel Platini is the only person standing in the way of goal-line technology (GLT) being embraced on a global scale.

Champions League has killed other European competitions: Platini

Last Updated: Saturday, March 02, 2013, 16:31

Michel Platini has admitted the "tremendous attention" given to the Champions League has led to the demise of other UEFA competitions, but insisted changes are not afoot.