Michel Platini

Little-known Slovenian elected UEFA president

UEFA on Wednesday overwhelmingly elected Slovenian lawyer Aleksander Ceferin, almost unknown three months ago, as its new president to lead the world's most powerful football confederation into a new era after Michel Platini was forced to resign.

March 31, 2017
March 31, 2017

Former UEFA chief Platini lashes out at Blatter

Ex-UEFA president Michel Platini has criticised former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, saying the Swiss who led soccer's world body for 17 years was determined to make him "his last scalp".

September 14, 2016
September 14, 2016

Little-known Slovenian elected UEFA president

UEFA on Wednesday overwhelmingly elected Slovenian lawyer Aleksander Ceferin, almost unknown three months ago, as its new president to lead the world's most powerful football confederation into a new era after Michel Platini was forced to resign.

July 24, 2016
July 24, 2016

3 candidates to succeed Platini

Three candidates to succeed the disgraced Michel Platini as president of UEFA make the shortlist on Friday for the vote to take place in Athens.

January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016

Magical Messi: Most dominant player of all time

Lionel Messi is rewriting football history. Before the emergence of the Argentine attacker just over a decade ago, the game's records were spread out among a select band of legends. But now there are hardly any left for anyone else.

January 8, 2016
January 8, 2016

Platini withdraws from Fifa presidential race

Michel Platini has withdrawn his candidacy for the Fifa presidency in order to clear his name following his eight-year ban from football.

December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015

Blatter, Platini face eight-year ban

Fifa President Sepp Blatter and Uefa boss Michel Platini have been suspended for eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation.

November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015

FIFA approves 5 presidential candidates, Platini pending

FIFA approves five candidates to stand in February's vote to replace Sepp Blatter as president of world football's governing body, but Michel Platini has not yet made the list.

October 29, 2015
October 29, 2015

Blatter claims backroom deal on Russia World Cup

Sepp Blatter has claimed there was a deal to give Russia the 2018 World Cup before voting took place, and blamed England and the US for the corruption scandal engulfing Fifa.

October 19, 2015
October 19, 2015

Platini admits 'no written contract' for FIFA payment

Michel Platini, president of European football body UEFA and suspended amid a huge corruption scandal rocking the game, admits there is no written contract for remuneration he received from world body FIFA.

October 10, 2015
October 10, 2015

Fifa calls crisis meeting

Fifa is discussing delaying the election for its next president, two sources told Reuters, a move that could give Michel Platini more time to appeal against his ban.