Police arrests Ex-UEFA president, Michel Platini in France


Michel Platini

French Police has arrested former UEFA president, Michel Platini in Nanterre, a western suburb of Paris,France .

Mirror UK reports that the ex-France international was detained by the police over the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

He is being investigated for corruption surrounding how the 2022 World Cup hosting rights were awarded.

Platini 63,served as the UEFA president from January 2007 to 2016 and after his tenure was banned from football for six years but later reduced to four when he appealed the sanction at the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

The ban expired in March this year, but investigators leading the fight against corruption within football have arrested him as part of the case and looking into how Qatar won the right to host the next World Cup.



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