Michel Platini

BREAKING: Former UEFA president Michel Platini arrested over fraudulent awarding of 2022 World Cup to Qatar

Ex-UEFA president Michel Platini has been taken into custody following an investigation into the Frenchman…

Michel Platini Claims 1998 FIFA World Cup was Fixed

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has made some extraordinary claims regarding the 1998 FIFA World…

Famous players who won the Ballon d’Or before Messi and Ronaldo-essentiallysports.com

The FIFA Ballon d’Or is the most prestigious award for an individual in football and…

Antoine Griezmann on the brink of greatness

For France, and Antoine Griezmann in particular, the final of Euro 2016 against Portugal is…

Most UEFA associations back Infantino for FIFA presidency

By Brian Homewood NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) – Gianni Infantino’s bid for the FIFA presidency with…

UEFA finally agrees to accept goal-line technology

NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) – UEFA finally overcame its reluctance to adopt goal-line technology on Friday,…

UEFA rules out presidential election until Platini appeal decided

(Reuters) – UEFA will not schedule a presidential election to replace banned Michel Platini until…

Sepp Blatter

EXCLUSIVE: FIFA’s Blatter is still being paid his salary despite ban from world soccer

By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) – FIFA’s Sepp Blatter may have been banned for eight…

FIFA inspector, Harold Mayne-Nicholls, was banned for seeking personal favours – committee

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA’s ethics committee said on Thursday that former World…

Ex-football boss in Americas pleads not guilty to U.S. bribery charges

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former high-ranking football official in the Americas…

Sheikh may revisit World Cup bid processes if he wins vote

LONDON (Reuters) – Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa could revisit the bidding process for…

FIFA panel tells Blatter, Platini why they were banned

ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA’s ethics panel said on Saturday it had formally given outgoing President…

FIFA panel tells Blatter, Platini why they were banned

ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA’s ethics panel said on Saturday it had formally given outgoing President…

Michel Platini

Platini withdraws candidacy for FIFA presidency

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) – Banned European soccer boss Michel Platini has withdrawn his…

Michel Platini

Platini withdraws candidacy for FIFA presidency

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) – Banned European soccer boss Michel Platini has withdrawn his…

Brazil boss accused in FIFA scandal returns to work

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) head Marco Polo Del Nero returned…

Ethics watchdog recommends nine-year ban for FIFA’s Valcke

ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA’s ethics watchdog has recommended a nine-year ban for secretary-general Jerome Valcke…

Michel Platini

Banned Platini could face further trouble over Dubai event

By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) – Banned UEFA president Michel Platini could face further investigation…

Garcia’s FIFA corruption report must be published – Prince Ali

LONDON (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein has called for Michael Garcia’s…

Michel Platini

French minister questions ban on would-be FIFA chief Platini

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s sports minister publicly questioned the legitimacy of FIFA’s ethics committee after…

Michael Platini

Platini slams FIFA ban as “masquerade”, vows to fight in court

LONDON (Reuters) – The head of European soccer, Michel Platini, vowed on Monday to go…

Blatter and Platini banned by FIFA for eight years

By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA boss Michel Platini,…

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FIFA statement on Blatter and Platini bans

ZURICH (Reuters) – Here is the full text of the statement issued by FIFA on…

UEFA President Michel Platini (L) congratulates FIFA President Sepp Blatter after he was re-elected at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, May 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Twitter explodes and reacts to: FIFA bans Blatter and Platini for 8 years

Suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Europe's big shot Michel Platini were both banned for…

Platini will not attend FIFA ethics committee hearing

PARIS (Reuters) – Suspended European soccer chief Michel Platini will not attend Friday’s FIFA ethics…

Michel Platini

Platini subjected to sham procedure – legal team

PARIS (Reuters) – FIFA’s Ethics Committee have subjected European football chief Michel Platini to a…

Europe’s football chief Platini fails in bid to have FIFA ban lifted

ZURICH (Reuters) – European football chief Michel Platini failed on Friday in his bid to…

Michel Platini

Europe’s soccer chief Platini fails in bid to have FIFA ban lifted

ZURICH (Reuters) – European soccer chief Michel Platini failed on Friday in his bid to…

Michel Platini

CAS orders FIFA not to extend Platini’s 90-day provisional suspension

ZURICH (Reuters) – The independent Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday ordered FIFA not…

Internal FIFA probe of Blatter finds scant evidence – Handelszeitung

ZURICH (Reuters) – An internal investigation of suspended FIFA President Joseph “Sepp” Blatter has found…