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Michel Platini tells AFP: FIFA must now end his ban

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 payment from the world footballing body.

May 26, 2018, 19:19 PM IST

FIFA corruption trial opens in New York

Forty-two officials and marketing executives, and three companies were indicted in an exhaustive 236-page complaint detailing 92 separate crimes and 15 corruption schemes to the tune of $200 million.

Nov 05, 2017, 18:33 PM IST

Swiss court rejects Michel Platini's appeal against FIFA soccer ban

Platini, who has denied wrongdoing, was banned from soccer along with Sepp Blatter, the former FIFA head who approved the payment.  

Jul 06, 2017, 21:01 PM IST

Disgraced Sepp Blatter regret at overstaying FIFA tenure

The 81-year-old was banned over ethics breaches, bringing an end to his 17-year reign as FIFA chief, following a suspect two million Swiss franc ($2 million, 1.8 million euro) payment to ex-UEFA president Michel Platini.

Jul 02, 2017, 20:46 PM IST

Former UEFA chief Michel Platini lashes out at Sepp Blatter

Platini and Blatter were banned from all football-related activities, initially for eight years, over a 2 million Swiss francs ($2.00 million) payment FIFA made to Platini in 2011, with Blatter’s approval, for work done a decade earlier.

Mar 31, 2017, 09:26 AM IST

FIFA ethics chiefs Cornel Borbely, Hans-Joachim Eckert face uncertain future

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, his right-hand man Jerome Valcke and former European soccer boss Michel Platini are among dozens who have been banned by the ethics committee in the last four years.

Mar 15, 2017, 18:31 PM IST

USD 640mn boost forecast for 48-team FIFA World Cup: Report

In a 40-team World Cup, Europe would gain one extra berth compared to its current 13, while Africa would be able to send seven teams rather than five with Asia`s allocation increasing from 4.5 to 6.

Jan 07, 2017, 00:07 AM IST

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter loses appeal against six-year ban, says not to appeal again

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Monday said he lost an appeal against a six year ban on him by the footballing body in the Court of Arbitration for Sport and said that he would not appeal.

Dec 05, 2016, 20:58 PM IST

Michel Platini could receive UEFA compensation

Platini was elected to a third five-year-term in March 2015, but was suspended last October over the payment and never returned to his office.

Sep 20, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

UEFA elects surprise candidate Slovenian lawyer Aleksander Ceferin as new leader

Ceferin highlighted the credibility challenges facing scandal-tainted football, along with regular accusations of match-fixing and doping.

Sep 14, 2016, 15:45 PM IST

UEFA presidential race: Aleksander Ceferin favourite to replace banned Michel Platini

UEFA on Wednesday elects a new president after the banning of Michel Platini with Slovenian football leader Aleksander Ceferin the favourite to take on the task of easing tensions with Europe`s leading clubs.

Sep 14, 2016, 05:15 AM IST

European football split as UEFA elects new president

The election, which will be held in Athens, has been called after former president Michel Platini was banned last October as FIFA`s ethics committee investigated allegations of unethical conduct.

Sep 12, 2016, 13:18 PM IST

Ban-hit former FIFA President Sepp Blatter under fresh investigation over corruption

Blatter, 80, who is fighting to overturn his ban from football, declined to make comment about the latest case against him.

Sep 10, 2016, 11:22 AM IST

Disgraced ex-CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb banned for life; Sepp Blatter hit with FIFA bribery probe

Webb was found guilty of charges including conflicts of interest and bribery and corruption.

Sep 09, 2016, 23:46 PM IST

Disgraced Michel Platini to attend UEFA Congress in Athens

The former French international, a three-time European footballer of the year, is the key figure in the scandal that brought down FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Sep 07, 2016, 19:28 PM IST

Michel Platini at sports court for Sepp Blatter appeal

On Thursday, the Frenchman suggested Blatter`s fate may already be sealed.

Aug 25, 2016, 16:42 PM IST

Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo hopes for tears of joy in final after 2-0 win agaiast Wales in semis

Ronaldo`s goal, his third at the tournament, saw him tie France great Michel Platini`s record of nine goals at European Championship finals.

Jul 07, 2016, 06:37 AM IST

Euro 2016, SF 2: Remembering Seville 1982 — the `scar` on France-German football relations

For many, West Germany`s 1982 World Cup semi-final against France in Seville remains the ultimate, an engrossing duel providing new plot twists at every turn.

Jul 05, 2016, 21:32 PM IST

Euro 2016, Match 12: Cristiano Ronaldo eyes more history against debutants Iceland

Cristiano Ronaldo headlines Tuesday`s action at Euro 2016 with another goalscoring record

Jun 14, 2016, 07:03 AM IST

Swiss raid on FIFA amid new revelations on Sepp Blatter payments

The revelations have raised new questions about the scope of corruption in world football. 

Jun 03, 2016, 20:19 PM IST