Montenegrin FA blasts fans after Euro 2016 qualifier abandoned
Montenegrin FA blasts fans after Euro 2016 qualifier abandoned

Montenegrin soccer fans who forced Friday`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Russia to be abandoned are hypocrites and barbarians, the general secretary of the Adriatic republic`s football association said.

PSG set to win Champions League: Michel Platini
PSG set to win Champions League: Michel Platini

UEFA President Michel Platini predicted on Thursday that Paris Saint-Germain were destined to go all the way and win the Champions League after advancing to the quarter-finals past Chelsea.

Government lifts Greek championship suspension
Government lifts Greek championship suspension

The Greek government on Wednesday decided to allow the country`s Super League matches to go ahead this weekend after last week`s postponement due to crowd violence.

FIFA presidency bid was not my plan, says Prince Ali
FIFA presidency bid was not my plan, says Prince Ali

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein had no intention of running for soccer`s top job but felt compelled to stand by fellow officials keen for change at the world governing body.

FIFA presidency campaign trail starts for Prince Ali in Melbourne
FIFA presidency campaign trail starts for Prince Ali in Melbourne

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein heads to Melbourne for Friday`s AFC Extraordinary Congress, aiming to convince Asian members he is the man to clean up world soccer`s governing body.

Real Madrid hit out at Platini for Ballon d`Or comments
Real Madrid hit out at Platini for Ballon d`Or comments

Real Madrid on Friday released a statement expressing their "surprise" at UEFA president Michel Platini after he suggested that a member of Germany`s World Cup-winning team should win this year`s Ballon d`Or.

Michel Platini's Euro revolution inspires shocks, complacency
Michel Platini's Euro revolution inspires shocks, complacency

When Michel Platini revamped the European Championship, turning the finals from a tough, lean 16-team tournament in 2012 into a flabby, `roll up, anybody`s welcome` 24-side affair in 2016, it was not surprising he ran into a blizzard of rebukes.

Franz Beckenbauer `not offered World Cup bribes`
Franz Beckenbauer `not offered World Cup bribes`

 Former FIFA member Franz Beckenbauer declared on Tuesday that his vote on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids would remain "secret", but said he was not offered any bribes.

Michel Platini criticises FIFA over discrimination tolerance
Michel Platini criticises FIFA over discrimination tolerance

UEFA president Michel Platini had a dig at soccer`s world governing body FIFA on Wednesday, saying it had failed to show zero tolerance towards discrimination at the World Cup.

Michel Platini rules out standing against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency
Michel Platini rules out standing against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

UEFA president Michel Platini ruled himself out of the running for the FIFA presidency on Friday, the Frenchman opting not to oppose incumbent president Sepp Blatter as head of soccer`s global governing body.

Sepp Blatter wants his critics to stand for FIFA president

Sepp Blatter wants his detractors to stand up and take him on in a FIFA presidential election rather than just criticise him, the FIFA president said on Saturday.

Platini says Qatar claims `tarnishing` his image

UEFA president Michel Platini on Tuesday attacked a British newspaper for seeking to "tarnish" his reputation by drawing him into corruption claims against the Qatar World Cup bid.

I am the only one who can beat Blatter, says Platini

UEFA president Michel Platini told Reuters on Thursday he was the only person capable of beating Sepp Blatter in an election battle for the FIFA presidency.

Platini makes plea to FIFA to ban third party owners

The practice of players being owned by secretive agents, businessmen or investment companies out to make a quick buck is not only damaging soccer but is an affront to human dignity and must be halted, UEFA president Michel Platini said on Thursday.

`Stupid` rule cost Arsenal, not referee, says Platini

UEFA president Michel Platini has repeated his call for the "triple punishment" of red card, penalty and suspension to be dropped following two controversial dismissals in the Champions League this week.

Platini says 1978 World Cup was his most difficult

Michel Platini has said playing a World Cup in the politically-charged atmosphere of Argentina was far more difficult than the torrid heat of Spain or the altitude of Mexico.

Pele raises a glass to Champagne`s FIFA bid

Pele has endorsed Jerome Champagne`s bid to become the next president of FIFA, saying he supported the 55-year-old Frenchman`s vision for the future of world soccer`s governing body on Monday.

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

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

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

Platini urges new laws to combat match-fixing

UEFA President Michel Platini urged European countries to introduce tougher laws to curb match-fixing in a speech to the Council of Europe on Wednesday.