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Michel Platini plans comeback, legal fight after 4-year FIFA ban

Michel Platini is free to work in soccer again on Tuesday morning after his four-year ban by FIFA expires overnight.

Former UEFA chief Michel Platini released from custody after police questioning

Former UEFA president Michel Platini was released from custody in the early hours of Wednesday after being questioned as part of a corruption investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.


Former UEFA chief Michel Platini arrested in Qatar World Cup probe

Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qatar.

Michel Platini files lawsuit in France in FIFA case

Michel Platini was banned by FIFA in 2015 for financial misconduct in relation to a $2 million payment authorized by former FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

To fit in more sides from Africa & Asia,Michel Platini wants 40-team WC

Europe currently provides 13 of the 32 teams at the finals,compared with five from Africa.

Michel Platini says cleared by Swiss authorities, plans return

Michel Platini was banned from all soccer-related activities over a two million Swiss francs ($2.02 million) payment FIFA made to him in 2011, with former chief Sepp Blatter's approval, for work done a decade earlier.


Not just AB de Villiers: 10 surprisingly early retirements in sport

At 34, AB de Villiers was not exactly a spring chicken, but then he was in a sport where people tend to leave when they are closer to forty than thirty five.

Michel Platini's biggest fan earns soccer memorabilia records

A Cypriot man who idolizes the French soccer great has clinched two entries in the latest annual book for his stash of photos, jerseys, shoes, balls and more centered on Platini. The 40,669 items adorn the "Museum of Platini'' that doubles as a kebab shop in the evenings.

Andrew Jennings and Grant Wahl tried to take on Sepp Blatter, were taken down by system

One went deep inside to expose FIFA’s dirty secrets, the other couldn’t even get past its doors. We profile the two men who took on FIFA.

Michel Platini backs re-vote for 2022 World Cup

Qatar has no soccer tradition and temperatures of more than 50 degrees Celsius that raise doubts on them.