UEFA PRESIDENT

  • Platini says player transfer system equal to 'robbery' August 30, 2013

    Monte Carlo: UEFA president Michel Platini described the current soccer transfer system as robbery on Friday and said he would like to see it revamped. "I think transfers are robbery," the former France captain told a media conference. "Today, the player is more a product than a player and that irks...
  • Shared World Cup is crazy, says AFC candidate March 7, 2013

    Michel Platini's idea that Qatar share the 2022 World Cup hosting rights with its Middle East neighbours was "crazy", UAE soccer chief Yousuf Al Serkal told Reuters on Thursday. UEFA president Platini has long called for soccer's showpiece to be shared by the tiny Arab state and that the tournament should...
  • Champions League has killed off other competitions: Platini March 2, 2013

    Berlin: The Champions League has "killed off" other competitions but UEFA has no plans for change, European soccer boss Michel Platini said on Saturday as he also again criticised Qatar over the 2022 World Cup. The wealth generated by the prestigious Champions League in Europe has meant the Europa League,...
  • FIFA to propose tougher sanctions for racist abuse February 15, 2013

    Zurich: FIFA aims to approve tougher sanctions for racist abuse at football matches when its 209 member nations meet in May. FIFA president Sepp Blatter led a meeting Friday of its Strategic Committee, which included UEFA President Michel Platini and discussed combating racism and matchfixing. Blatter has previously said that points deductions...