Michel Platini: French football legend ‘detained on suspicion of corruption over 2022 World Cup

The Daily Mirror in England reported the news on Tuesday night, quoting Mediapart in saying that the French football legend was taken into custody at the premises of the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police (OCLCIFF) on Tuesday morning.

Platini was elected as UEFA president in 2007 and served in that role until 2015 when he was banned by the FIFA Ethics Committee.

Qatar was named as the hosts of the World Cup in December 2010 but there have been a number of controversies regarding their suitability.

Allegations of corruption within FIFA raised questions over the legitimacy of the bid from Qatar.

Former vice-president Jack Warner claimed an e-mail had been publicised amid allegations Qatar had ‘bought’ the Wold Cup — although the bid team has denied any wrongdoing.

 

More details to come

(The Daily Mirror)

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