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# michel-platini - Last month November 2022

Sepp Blatter: The choice of Qatar to host the World Cup was a mistake
# Voting Controversy
# Voting Controversy

Sepp Blatter: The choice of Qatar to host the World Cup was a mistake

Nov 8th 2022, 3:34 PM 6,951 Views 8 Comments

Former Fifa president says that former Uefa president Michel Platini helped turn the vote in Gulf state’s favour.

Hacking gang targeted Qatar World Cup critics
# Controversy
# Controversy

Hacking gang targeted Qatar World Cup critics

Nov 6th 2022, 4:19 PM 5,774 Views 1 Comment

A dozen lawyers, journalists and famous people were victims of the scheme.

# michel-platini - This year 2022

Swiss prosecutors mull appeal in Blatter and Platini fraud case
# Legal
# Legal

Swiss prosecutors mull appeal in Blatter and Platini fraud case

Jul 19th 2022, 11:12 AM 2,223 Views 1 Comment

The pair were cleared on 8 July by the Federal Criminal Court following a mammoth investigation that began in 2015.

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini acquitted in Fifa trial
# Verdict
# Verdict

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini acquitted in Fifa trial

Jul 8th 2022, 9:24 AM 22,423 Views 24 Comments

Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court in the southern city of Bellinzona rejected the prosecution’s request for a suspended prison sentence.

Prosecutor calls for suspended sentence for Blatter, Platini
# Trial
# Trial

Prosecutor calls for suspended sentence for Blatter, Platini

Jun 15th 2022, 1:48 PM 5,309 Views 1 Comment

The Swiss prosecutor’s demand is more lenient than he could have asked for – a maximum of five years in prison if found guilty.

Platini was worth a million, Blatter tells court
# Trial
# Trial

Platini was worth a million, Blatter tells court

Jun 9th 2022, 11:36 AM 26,503 Views 2 Comments

The former world football chief and French football legend Platini are being tried at Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court.

Fallen football chiefs Blatter and Platini start fraud trial
# Court Case
# Court Case

Fallen football chiefs Blatter and Platini start fraud trial

Updated Jun 8th 2022, 2:02 PM 4,086 Views 1 Comment

The former FIFA and UEFA bosses appeared in the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, following an investigation that began in 2015.

Date set for fraud trial of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini
# United Passions
# United Passions

Date set for fraud trial of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini

Apr 12th 2022, 4:53 PM 3,147 Views 0 Comments

This will be the final hearing in a long-running saga that began in 2011.

# michel-platini - Last year 2021

Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment
# Corruption
# Corruption

Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment

Nov 2nd 2021, 3:19 PM 14,082 Views 0 Comments

Swiss prosecutors have today indicted the pair, who have been banned from football since 2015.

Banned by Fifa in 2015, Michel Platini set for return to football
# Comeback
# Comeback

Banned by Fifa in 2015, Michel Platini set for return to football

Jun 15th 2021, 10:33 PM 9,668 Views 8 Comments

The Frenchman was ousted as president of European governing body Uefa.

# michel-platini - All time

Platini denies wrongdoing as he's released in 2022 World Cup probe
# France
# France

Platini denies wrongdoing as he's released in 2022 World Cup probe

Jun 19th 2019, 8:33 AM 2,654 Views 7 Comments

‘A lot, a lot of noise for nothing,’ the former Uefa president’s lawyer said.

'He has nothing to blame himself for,' insists Platini's lawyer amid Qatar World Cup police probe
# Investigation
# Investigation

'He has nothing to blame himself for,' insists Platini's lawyer amid Qatar World Cup police probe

Updated Jun 18th 2019, 4:16 PM 34,776 Views 45 Comments

William Bourdon, who is representing the former UEFA president, also stressed that the 63-year-old has not been arrested.

Giroud sets sights on Platini after becoming France's current top scorer with 35th international goal
# Les Bleus
# Les Bleus

Giroud sets sights on Platini after becoming France's current top scorer with 35th international goal

Mar 26th 2019, 12:16 PM 8,054 Views 9 Comments

The Chelsea striker moved past David Trezeguet last night, and only two players now sit ahead of him in the all-time charts.

'Italian football in the 1980s was the pinnacle and at the epicentre was a mercurial Dubliner'
# Trequartista
# Trequartista

'Italian football in the 1980s was the pinnacle and at the epicentre was a mercurial Dubliner'

Aug 5th 2018, 8:00 AM 38,615 Views 20 Comments

There was so much more to Liam Brady’s time in Italy than a two-year spell with Juventus.

'We used a little trickery' - '98 World Cup fixed to ensure France-Brazil final, admits Platini
# Shenanigans
# Shenanigans

'We used a little trickery' - '98 World Cup fixed to ensure France-Brazil final, admits Platini

May 18th 2018, 9:32 PM 48,657 Views 40 Comments

The disgraced ex-Uefa boss says the group allocations for seeded teams were done to ensure a ‘dream’ meeting at Stade de France.

Two titles, Michel Platini and a 'devastating' goodbye: Liam Brady and The Old Lady
# The Italian Job
# The Italian Job

Two titles, Michel Platini and a 'devastating' goodbye: Liam Brady and The Old Lady

Jul 30th 2017, 8:00 AM 31,070 Views 29 Comments

It’s 35 years since the Dubliner left Juventus in dramatic fashion after a thrilling two-year spell in Turin.

Fury after Fifa agrees to replace Blatter ethics judge
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Fury after Fifa agrees to replace Blatter ethics judge

May 9th 2017, 10:35 PM 4,299 Views 3 Comments

The decision prompted a response that his removal was “politically motivated”

Luis Enrique hits out at 'ridiculous' Messi 'golden melons' comparison
# Criticism
# Criticism

Luis Enrique hits out at 'ridiculous' Messi 'golden melons' comparison

Dec 23rd 2016, 2:36 PM 9,756 Views 5 Comments

“Professional footballers are far more prepared these days, much stronger physically,” he added.

FAI-backed candidate elected new Uefa president
# Clean Slate
# Clean Slate

FAI-backed candidate elected new Uefa president

Sep 14th 2016, 10:40 AM 3,948 Views 5 Comments

Aleksander Ceferin defeated Dutch FA president Michael van Praag by 42 votes to 13 in today’s election.

Tearful Cristiano Ronaldo stretchered off during Euro 2016 final
# Setback
# Setback

Tearful Cristiano Ronaldo stretchered off during Euro 2016 final

Jul 10th 2016, 8:35 PM 12,431 Views 29 Comments

The Real Madrid star has impressed at the tournament with three goals and three assists.

Griezmann channels Michel Platini in 1984 and more Germany v France talking points
# Analysis
# Analysis

Griezmann channels Michel Platini in 1984 and more Germany v France talking points

Jul 8th 2016, 12:10 AM 5,604 Views 3 Comments

Also, there was a rare error from Manuel Neuer as Jogi Low’s team lost their legendary composure.

The 9 goals that saw Ronaldo match Platini's Euros record
# Star
# Star

The 9 goals that saw Ronaldo match Platini's Euros record

Jul 6th 2016, 10:25 PM 7,049 Views 9 Comments

The Real Madrid star scored yet another landmark goal in Lyon this evening.

Greater depth of feeling will be the fruit of Platini's expanded tournament
# Column
# Column

Greater depth of feeling will be the fruit of Platini's expanded tournament

Jun 10th 2016, 8:13 AM 11,917 Views 22 Comments

The former Uefa president is begging for an invite to the party he organised.

The retro Euro teams we loved: France, 1984
# Cult Heroes
# Cult Heroes

The retro Euro teams we loved: France, 1984

Jun 7th 2016, 8:00 AM 7,173 Views 4 Comments

Michel Platini was outstanding while Giresse, Tigana and Fernandez weren’t half-bad either.

Platini resigns as Uefa president as ban is reduced to 4 years
# Suspended
# Suspended

Platini resigns as Uefa president as ban is reduced to 4 years

May 9th 2016, 10:32 AM 3,273 Views 5 Comments

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the former French star’s appeal.

'Today the match begins, a new match, the final': Platini in court to appeal ethics ban
# CAS
# CAS

'Today the match begins, a new match, the final': Platini in court to appeal ethics ban

Apr 29th 2016, 8:39 AM 1,974 Views 0 Comments

The Frenchman is currently serving a six-year ban.

You can't make it up! Fifa reduces Blatter and Platini bans because of their 'services to football'
# Facepalm
# Facepalm

You can't make it up! Fifa reduces Blatter and Platini bans because of their 'services to football'

Feb 24th 2016, 11:10 PM 7,818 Views 12 Comments

The disgraced duo had initially been handed eight-year suspensions.

Suspended Uefa chief Platini throws in the towel in Fifa presidential race
# On The Defence
# On The Defence

Suspended Uefa chief Platini throws in the towel in Fifa presidential race

Jan 7th 2016, 9:30 PM 12,549 Views 17 Comments

The Frenchman has confirmed he is to pull out from the election to become the new head of world football.

'I will fight to clear my name' - banned Platini disgusted with decision
# On A Mission
# On A Mission

'I will fight to clear my name' - banned Platini disgusted with decision

Dec 22nd 2015, 2:17 PM 3,339 Views 9 Comments

Frenchman is also still planning to run for FIFA presidency in February.

Blatter says 'sorry' to Fifa after he and Platini hit with eight-year bans
# Scandal
# Scandal

Blatter says 'sorry' to Fifa after he and Platini hit with eight-year bans

Dec 21st 2015, 8:42 AM 21,066 Views 40 Comments

Both men will appeal the ruling while Blatter says he hopes to be back in charge of FIFA by February.

Sepp Blatter says corruption charge dropped
# Claim
# Claim

Sepp Blatter says corruption charge dropped

Dec 20th 2015, 10:19 PM 6,701 Views 7 Comments

Fifa investigators have sought life bans against the suspended president.

Memo appears to back Platini's claim money received from Fifa was 'a salary'
# New Evidence
# New Evidence

Memo appears to back Platini's claim money received from Fifa was 'a salary'

Dec 6th 2015, 12:22 PM 14,005 Views 9 Comments

The Uefa president is currently suspended by Fifa.

'I was between the angels and the devil who was lighting the fire' - Sepp thought he was dying
# Full Time
# Full Time

'I was between the angels and the devil who was lighting the fire' - Sepp thought he was dying

Nov 23rd 2015, 8:39 AM 3,529 Views 14 Comments

The Fifa president is grand though, relax.

Bad news for Blatter and Platini as FIFA ethics probe 'requests sanctions' against pair
# Political Football
# Political Football

Bad news for Blatter and Platini as FIFA ethics probe 'requests sanctions' against pair

Nov 21st 2015, 11:07 AM 2,357 Views 4 Comments

The fallout from the report could prove massive for the future of world football’s governing body.

We'll Leave It There So: Iconic Lomu dies at 40, another blow for Tipp & all today's sport
# Wednesday
# Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Iconic Lomu dies at 40, another blow for Tipp & all today's sport

Nov 18th 2015, 7:54 PM 10,762 Views 4 Comments

Elsewhere, the IRFU have blocked Munster’s attempts to sign the Wallabies skipper while Dick Redmond has lost his Superman cape.

Fifa rejects Blatter and Platini's appeals against suspension
# One Last Chance
# One Last Chance

Fifa rejects Blatter and Platini's appeals against suspension

Nov 18th 2015, 1:03 PM 3,138 Views 4 Comments

The pair must now go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Why are Ireland and other third-place teams now allowed to qualify for the Euros?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Why are Ireland and other third-place teams now allowed to qualify for the Euros?

Nov 13th 2015, 6:13 PM 6,206 Views 1 Comment

For the first time ever, 24 teams will compete at the European Championships next summer.

Sepp Blatter says 2018 & 2022 World Cup hosts were decided well before the vote took place
# Revelations
# Revelations

Sepp Blatter says 2018 & 2022 World Cup hosts were decided well before the vote took place

Oct 28th 2015, 12:18 PM 5,767 Views 8 Comments

The Fifa president has given a remarkable interview to Russian media.

Here are the 7 candidates who will run for the Fifa presidency
# OFFICIAL
# OFFICIAL

Here are the 7 candidates who will run for the Fifa presidency

Oct 28th 2015, 10:54 AM 13,623 Views 24 Comments

Former Trinidad and Tobago footballer David Nakhid saw his application rejected.

A wild boar hunter & a host of 'The Apprentice': meet the Fifa presidential candidates
# The Amazing Race
# The Amazing Race

A wild boar hunter & a host of 'The Apprentice': meet the Fifa presidential candidates

Oct 27th 2015, 9:30 PM 5,092 Views 9 Comments

The group of individuals hoping to succeed Sepp Blatter is a pretty motley crew.

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