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Platini to quit as UEFA president after losing appeal

Lausanne - Michel Platini will quit as the head of European football after a sports tribunal on Monday rejected his final appeal against his ban from football over a suspect $2.0 million payment he received from FIFA.

FIFA investigators to seek longer Blatter, Platini bans

Zurich - FIFA corruption investigators will demand an extension to the eight-year bans ordered against world football leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini last month, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Blatter and Platini vow to fight eight-year bans

Zurich - Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini remained defiant on Monday despite being banned from football by FIFA.Both men vowed to keep fighting in their own defence after being suspended for eight years over an ethics violation.

Platini's 90-day suspension upheld by tribunal

Lausanne - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday backed a 90-day FIFA ban against Michel Platini, in a new blow to the Frenchman's hopes of entering the FIFA presidential race.

Platini salary claim 'supported by UEFA memo'

Paris - A report issued to UEFA's executive committee in 1998 appears to support Michel Platini's claim that he was paid an annual salary "of one million Swiss francs" for work as an advisor to FIFA, according to a claim by French newspaper Journal du Dimanche...

Platini facing life ban from football

Paris - FIFA's ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini banned for life over a suspect payment, the UEFA president's lawyer said on Tuesday.

FIFA put Platini's presidency bid on hold

Zurich - UEFA boss Michel Platini's bid for the FIFA presidency will not be considered as long he is suspended, the Executive Committee of world football's governing body's was told on Tuesday.

Platini deal was 'gentleman's agreement' - Blatter

Lausanne - Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter claimed on Friday that the two million dollar (1.8 million euros) payment he made to UEFA president Michel Platini was a "gentleman's agreement".

English FA suspends support for Platini in FIFA presidential bid

London - The English Football Association on Friday suspended support for Michel Platini's FIFA presidential bid because of new information on his legal battle.

FIFA financial statements raise questions over Platini defence

Lausanne - FIFA's financial reports, reviewed by AFP on Wednesday, raised questions about claims from Michel Platini that a payment he received from the organisation was delayed for nearly a decade due to financial constraints.

Platini has 'clear conscience' over FIFA payment

Paris - UEFA chief Michel Platini has told AFP in an exclusive interview that he did nothing wrong in accepting a 1.8 million euro ($2 million) payment from FIFA and that he was "still determined" to stand for the presidency of the troubled world organisation....

FIFA ethics committee probing Blatter, Platini: Media

Ginebra - FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA leader Michel Platini are under investigation by FIFA's independent ethics committee and could face suspension, media reported Sunday.

'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 ...

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