Michel Platini

Euro Draw Should Avoid Group of Death Like the Plague

Matthew Smith | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

I love a good draw, me. I am that guy who watched the World Cup qualifying draw from beginning to end (muting out the awkward banter between plastic p...

What Exactly Is Sepp Blatter Being Investigated for, and What Would Be His Punishment in England?

Salome Verrell | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Sport
Salome Verrell

Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter is being investigated by the Swiss authorities for criminal mismanagement and criminal misappropriation of funds...

Platini Is Unlikely to Be Willing or Able to Substantially Reform Fifa

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK Sport
Ragnar Weilandt

If Platini is football's only hope, then there is not that much hope at all. Having been a member of Fifa's Executive Committee since 2002, Platini is far too closely associated with the organisation's past to shape its future.

This Former French Captain Will Bid To Become The Next Sepp Blatter

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Sport

Uefa president Michel Platini has announced he will stand to become president of Fifa. He made the announcement on Wednesday, with Uefa earlier con...

Fifa - A Stain on the Beautiful Game

Tony Jimenez | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

The changing face of our game currently bears some very ugly scars - and until we wrestle back control from the current representatives of this odious organisation, it will never be quite as beautiful as it once was.

'It's Like Choosing Between The Plague And Cholera' - Cantona On Blatter And Platini

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Sport

Eric Cantona has likened Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa president Michel Platini to "the plague and cholera". Platini last month requested Br...

5 Ways Michel Platini Has Harmed The Euros

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Sport

Roy Hodgson yesterday expressed his unhappiness at Uefa's Euro 2016 qualifying schedule in a thinly-veiled attack on president Michel Platini. The Eng...

WATCH: Hodgson Accuses Platini Of More Meddling

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Sport

England coach Roy Hodgson fears Uefa's new format for international qualifiers will reduce the time he has with his squad. Hodgson, speaking after ...

Is This Man Wreaking Football? Platini Wants To Expand World Cup To 40 Teams

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Sport

Uefa president Michel Platini has risked the wrath of football purists again after he called for the World Cup to be expanded from 32 to 40 teams. ...

Football (Or Soccer if You Are American): Why Has the Beautiful Game Turned So Ugly?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Sport
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

We only need to look at the events over the last 18 months or so to question why are the football authorities such as FIFA and UEFA not doing enough to crack down on this violence?

Uefa Says Referees Should Stop Matches For Racist Incidents

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Sport

Uefa has advised referees to halt matches should a racist incident occur, pledging their "full support" to such a stand being made. Althought Europ...

Cardiff Could Miss Out On Euro 2020 Over Airport Issue

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK Sport

UEFA is set to decree that Euro 2020 host venues must be served by two airports - meaning that Cardiff's Millennium Stadium would face a struggle to b...

Eden Hazard Latest Name to Disavow Petition That Never Was

Alex Ryvchin | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Ryvchin

Calls for Israel to lose its hard earned right to host the tournament are typical of a broader campaign aimed at isolating Israel by targeting any Jewish citizen of the state regardless of their political persuasion, or how far removed they are from political decision making.

Michel Platini's Uefa Presidency Compromised By Malaga And PSG's Champions League Qualification?

Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Sport
Samuel Luckhurst

Away from his haughty image the Uefa president's role is arguably a conflict of interest after Málaga and Paris Saint-Germain qualified for the Champions League knockout stage.

Euro 2020 To Be Played Across Europe, Uefa Says

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Sport

Euro 2020 will be played across Europe rather than being hosted in one country, Uefa confirmed today. The 2016 European Championship will be held i...

Platini - 12 Or 13 Cities Could Host Euro 2020 (POLL)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Sport

Uefa president Michel Platini has suggested Euro 2020 could be hosted in "24 or 32 cities" across Europe. Speaking at his closing press conference ...

Platini - Balotelli Will Be Booked If He Walks Off Over Racism

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Sport

Michel Platini, the Uefa president, has confirmed any players who walk off the field of play at the European Championship over racial chanting will be...

What Next For Manchester City's European Aspirations?

Matthew Handley | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK
Matthew Handley

City's footballing difficultiesin Europe may just be down to a lack of experience. The scale of their prospective financial woes are largely exaggerated. My advice for Mancini's men? Keep calm and carry on (and, for the banter, erect statues of Mpenza and Musampa).