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MICHEL PLATINI RUMORS

UEFA president Platini criticizes FIFA over World Cup luxury watch probe

GENEVA -- UEFA President Michel Platini is going to keep his luxury watch, even though FIFA wants him to give it back. Platini criticized FIFA for publicly rebuking football officials who accepted gifts at the World Cup, saying Friday he will donate about $27,000 to charity rather than return the Parmigiani watch given to him in Brazil. On Thursday, FIFA told officials they had until...
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Platini criticizes FIFA over luxury watch probe

GENEVA (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini is going to keep his luxury watch, even though FIFA wants him to give it back. Platini criticized FIFA for publicly rebuking football officials who accepted gifts at the World Cup, saying Friday he will donate about $27,000 to charity rather than return the watch given to him in Brazil. On Thursday, FIFA told officials they had until next...
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Platini slams FIFA over luxury watches row

GENEVA (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini has criticized FIFA for publicly rebuking football executives who accepted luxury gifts at the World Cup, saying he will donate around $27,000 to charity rather than return a watch. A FIFA statement on Thursday warned officials they had until next month to return the Brazilian football federation watch or face ethics proceedings for accepting...
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Confirmed Host Cities for Euro 2020 – Wembley hosts Semi-Finals and Final

Confirmed Host Cities for Euro 2020 – Wembley hosts Semi-Finals and Final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com UEFA have today confirmed that England’s national ground, Wembley Stadium will host the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final. Michel Platini, the president of UEFA, confirmed that Wembley had been awarded the ‘finals package’ after the only rival bidder, the German FA...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA to select hosts for continent-wide Euro 2020

NYON, Switzerland (AP) As UEFA prepares to select the 13 host cities for the 2020 European Championship, Michel Platini's continent-wide project still faces skepticism and question marks. Is it an innovative response to Europe's financial issues and the escalating cost of sports events, or a major logistical gamble? The selections made Friday could answer some of those questions...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ribery could be punished, says Platini

UEFA president Michel Platini said Franck Ribery could be punished if he declined a call-up to play for France. Ribery […]
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulgarian soccer coach steals ref's cards and throws them away after penalty (Video)

A professional soccer coach in Bulgaria stole the referee's red and yellow cards and threw them away during an unprofessional meltdown after one of his players was tossed from a match last Saturday. Botev Vratsa head coach Antoni Zdravkov was upset defender Nikolay Marinov was given a red card for a handball inside the penalty box in the 17th minute of the match. After CSKA...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Lazio fans target Platini with offensive banner

Lazio supporters have targeted UEFA President Michel Platini with an offensive banner after the team was ordered to play its next two European home matches in an empty stadium due to persistent fan racism. At the start of Lazio's match with Fiorentina on Sunday, hard-core ''ultra'' fans held aloft a banner that read, ''Heysel 29/05/85. You had the strength...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Platini unhappy with Croatia fans at Euro 2012

UEFA President Michel Platini is unhappy that some Croatia fans have tarnished a European Championship he described as ''99 percent great.'' Platini told reporters Monday he is delighted with co-hosts Poland and Ukraine, who ''have already won the Euro'' by defying doubters to organize a successful tournament. However, he added: ''I am not...
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June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Brazilian Platini signs with Dinamo Bucharest

Brazilian striker Michel Platini Ferreira Mesquita has signed with Dinamo Bucharest, despite fighting on the pitch with two Dinamo players last week. Dinamo official Nicolae Badea said Michel Platini was contracted for three seasons. The 28-year-old namesake of the European football boss has previously played for Bulgaria's CSKA Sofia. Last week, in a friendly, Platini fought...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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