FIFA : Platini put on the bench

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(FILES) A file picture taken on June 1, 2011 shows UEFA president Michel Platini attending the 61st FIFA congress at the Zurich Hallenstadion in Zurich. UEFA boss Michel Platini is to stand as a candidate for the presidency of world football's governing body, FIFA, UEFA announced on on July 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIAN DERUNGS

For now, Michel Platini goes out the game. FIFA admitted on November 12th 5 candidacies for the election to the presidency of the institution, much to the regret of the ex Blues’ no. 10.  Platini was already warned by the football coorporation that his candidacy wouldn’t be analysed while he is suspended for 90 days due to his link to the recent scandal in the institution.

Paradoxically, the UEFA no. 2’s candidacy, Gianni Infantino has been validated by the FIFA, together with Prince Ali, Cheikh Salman, French Jerome Champagne and Tokyo Sexwale. If Platini’s candidacy was allowed, Infantino would have removed his. However, Michel Platini is no longer trustworthy in the eyes of his colleagues from the European Football Institution.

After the big announcement, Platini’s lawyers transferred to the AFP a statement about how Platini was surprised about the Fifa’s decision, even if it is temporary.  Michel Platini ‘s candidacy will be studied at the end of his suspension in January.

Arnaud Le Brun, 3E Groupe 2.


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