SAINT-DENIS, France - On a night when youth and experience aligned, striker Olivier Giroud scored twice on his 100th appearance for France and teenager Eduardo Camavinga celebrated his first start by scoring an acrobatic goal in a 7-1 thrashing of Ukraine ...
Oct 8, 2020
ZURICH - FIFA filed court claims in Switzerland on Monday against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini to recover more than $2 million from an irregular payment that led to both men being banned from international soccer.FIFA said in a statement that any ...
Dec 17, 2019
GENEVA - Michel Platini will resign as Uefa president after failing to overturn his ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which cut his sanction from six to four years.Platini called the verdict a "deep injustice" and said he will now ...
May 10, 2016
MICHEL Platini expects Sepp Blatter to attend as a witness in his appeal against a six-year Fifa ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday.Platini's office said on Tuesday that Blatter has been called by Fifa ...
Apr 27, 2016
ZURICH - Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini had their bans from soccer reduced from eight years to six by FIFA's appeal body on Wednesday, two days before the sport's ruling body tries to turn the page on years of ...
Feb 25, 2016
ZURICH - Suspended Uefa President Michel Platini spent eight hours in an appeal case at FIFA headquarters on Monday, fighting his eight-year ban over a $2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter.Platini arrived relaxed for his fixture with the FIFA appeal ...
Feb 16, 2016
LONDON - Fifa has fired Jerome Valcke for the second time, cutting ties with the secretary general four months after he was suspended while under investigation for wrongdoing at the scandal-scarred governing body.Fifa's emergency committee, consisting of representatives the ...
Jan 14, 2016
PARIS - For the past 12 months, scandals off the field of play eclipsed exploits on it. Beyond the usual cases of doping and cheating that are sadly common in modern sports, shocking corruption in soccer and athletics begged the question of whether ...
Dec 31, 2015
LONDON - Fifa told Michel Platini on Tuesday that he cannot bypass its appeals process by challenging his eight-year ban directly at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Platini was hoping to cut out the required Fifa appeals procedure as he races ...
Dec 23, 2015
ZURICH - Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were each banned for eight years by the Fifa ethics committee on Monday in a stunning takedown of world soccer's most powerful leaders.Fifa President Blatter and his one-time protege Platini were kicked ...
Dec 21, 2015
GENEVA - Fighting for their careers in soccer politics, Michel Platini plans to boycott his hearing at the Fifa ethics court on Friday while Sepp Blatter is expected to attend his on Thursday.Platini is protesting the hearing because he believes his case ...
Dec 17, 2015
PARIS - The Fifa ethics committee has requested a life ban for Michel Platini, the Frenchman's lawyer said on Tuesday, a move that would rule the Uefa president out of the race to succeed Sepp Blatter.Thibaut d'Ales told ...
Nov 25, 2015
PARIS - Nervous fans planning to attend next year's European soccer championship in 10 cities across France got a guarantee on Sunday from the president of the organizing committee that security will come above everything."I've said it several ...
Nov 16, 2015
LONDON - The World Cup could be expanded by eight teams to 40 if Gianni Infantino is elected Fifa president.Infantino, the face of European competition draws as Uefa's general secretary, discussed his first plans to transform FIFA in an interview ...
Nov 10, 2015
GENEVA - Suspended by Fifa as the presidential election contest kicks off, Michel Platini insists he is still the best candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter."I am, in all humility, the most able to run world football," the former France great said in ...
Oct 29, 2015
GENEVA - Deadline day to enter the Fifa presidential election saw surprise entries and a potential eight-man lineup on Monday.Among late tactical changes, two unexpected additions were Gianni Infantino - the right-hand man of suspended Uefa President Michel Platini, whose own ...
Oct 27, 2015
ZURICH - The first public indication from within Fifa about the weight of the case against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini was provided on Tuesday by its financial compliance head, who denounced a payment that led to the soccer leaders being suspended as ...
Oct 21, 2015
SANTIAGO, Chile - The president of South American soccer's governing body said on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) he supports Michel Platini to succeed Sepp Blatter as Fifa president despite an ongoing investigation involving two of the most powerful men in world ...
Oct 17, 2015
ZURICH - Michel Platini will be without his closest adviser at Uefa as he seeks the Fifa presidency while embroiled in the Swiss investigation into corruption in the global governing body.Kevin Lamour, who heads Platini's office, has started a pre- ...
Oct 2, 2015
ZURICH - Before protege turned protagonist, Michel Platini was inseparable from Sepp Blatter, as if they had a telepathic partnership on a football field.Long since estranged, their past alliance is now the focus of criminal investigators, and their FIFA fates in the ...
Sep 28, 2015
ZURICH - A day after Uefa President Michel Platini was questioned by Swiss authorities over a Fifa payment, presidential election rival Prince Ali bin al-Hussein on Saturday touted himself as the safe choice to rid the governing body of corruption.The Jordanian ...
Sep 27, 2015
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