Paraguay backs Michel Platini for FIFA president
Paraguay backs Michel Platini for FIFA president

Paraguay has offered to be one of the official backers of Michel Platini`s bid for the FIFA presidency, the country`s football association said in a letter sent to FIFA.

No deal done to back Michel Platini, says CONCACAF powerbroker
No deal done to back Michel Platini, says CONCACAF powerbroker

FIFA presidential hopeful Michel Platini has not secured the formal backing of the CONCACAF region, the head of the influential Caribbean Football Union (CFU) said on Thursday suggesting the claim was “just politics”.

Michel Platini's FIFA candidacy fails to excite Africa
Michel Platini's FIFA candidacy fails to excite Africa

Michel Platini’s bid for the FIFA presidency has garnered no immediate enthusiasm from Africa despite France’s strong footballing ties with the continent.

FIFA problems will not end with new president: IOC president Thomas Bach
FIFA problems will not end with new president: IOC president Thomas Bach

FIFA`s problems will not end with the election of a new president as football`s scandal-tainted world body needs drastic reform, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach told AFP on Thursday.

South Korea FIFA hopeful slams `cannibal` Sepp Blatter and stooge Michel Platini
South Korea FIFA hopeful slams `cannibal` Sepp Blatter and stooge Michel Platini

South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-Joon pushed his candidacy for the FIFA presidency in uncompromising terms Thursday, calling Sepp Blatter a corrupt "cannibal" and painting his main election rival Michel Platini as an untrustworthy stooge.

Asia chief calls for unity on FIFA, hails ''unique'' Michel Platini
Asia chief calls for unity on FIFA, hails ''unique'' Michel Platini

Asia`s football chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa called for the region to unify behind one candidate in next year`s FIFA presidential election and stopped short of endorsing UEFA president Michel Platini for the job on Thursday.

FA chief Greg  Dyke backs Michel Platini's bid for FIFA presidency
FA chief Greg Dyke backs Michel Platini's bid for FIFA presidency

English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has backed Michel Platini to restore FIFA's tarnished reputation after the Frenchman declared he will run for the presidency of world football's governing body.

Michel Platini won't be good for FIFA: Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein
Michel Platini won't be good for FIFA: Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein

 Michel Platini has been criticised by Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein of Jordan hours after the Frenchman confirmed that he would be a candidate for FIFA's top post next year.

Having conquered Europe, Michel Platini now targets FIFA
Having conquered Europe, Michel Platini now targets FIFA

Formerly one of the world`s greatest players and currently the most important man in European football, Michel Platini is now targeting the top job in the game after confirming he would stand to become FIFA president.

Michel Platini is not good for FIFA, fans deserve better: Prince Ali
Michel Platini is not good for FIFA, fans deserve better: Prince Ali

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said on Wednesday that he thought Michel Platini, who confirmed he will run for FIFA president next year, is "not good for football and football`s fans and players deserve better".

Michel Platini - romantic or pragmatist?
Michel Platini - romantic or pragmatist?

One of the most exquisitely gifted soccer players of his generation, FIFA presidential candidate Michel Platini likes to portray himself as an old-fashioned romantic with a mission to maintain the game’s purity.

Michel Platini confirms he will stand for FIFA presidency
Michel Platini confirms he will stand for FIFA presidency

UEFA boss Michel Platini is to stand as a candidate for the presidency of world football`s governing body, FIFA, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

Zico pushes FIFA president candidacy
Zico pushes FIFA president candidacy

Brazilian football legend Zico said Tuesday he has formally asked the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) to put forward his candidacy to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

UEFA head Michel Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid
UEFA head Michel Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

Michel Platini, the head of European soccer`s governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international told Reuters on Tuesday.

FIFA welcome Brussels court decision on third-party owners
FIFA welcome Brussels court decision on third-party owners

FIFA has welcomed a ruling by a Belgian court to reject a challenge to the worldwide ban on third-party ownership (TPO), world football`s governing body said on Monday.

FIFA hopeful Chung Mong-joon meets potential rival Michel Platini in US
FIFA hopeful Chung Mong-joon meets potential rival Michel Platini in US

South Korea`s Chung Mong-joon, who is expected to announce his candidacy for the FIFA presidency next month, met potential rival Michel Platini in the United States on Sunday and called for a `fair competition` should he enter the race.

Possible FIFA rivals Michel Platini, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein meet for talks
Possible FIFA rivals Michel Platini, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein meet for talks

Potential FIFA presidential election rivals Michel Platini and Prince Ali bin al-Hussein met for the first time on Wednesday since Sepp Blatter announced his exit.

FIFA faces long struggle to pass reforms
FIFA faces long struggle to pass reforms

The high-profile person who will head up the task force established to finetune crucial reforms of football`s scandal-hit world governing body FIFA will be named very soon a source close to the organisation`s leadership said.

UEFA chief Michel Platini hopes 'new leadership' will solve FIFA's woes
UEFA chief Michel Platini hopes 'new leadership' will solve FIFA's woes

 European football's governing body UEFA president Michel Platini has underlined the urgent need for reform within FIFA, hoping the "new leadership" will solve the world football body's troubles.

Four of six confederations say would back Michel Platini for FIFA president: Source
Four of six confederations say would back Michel Platini for FIFA president: Source

Four out of six continental soccer confederations would back Michel Platini, head of European soccer`s governing body UEFA, to lead the sport`s world governing body FIFA should he stand, a source close to UEFA said on Monday.