Montpellier’s surprise championship victory in France is proof that it takes more than money to win in soccer, Michel Platini, head of the sport’s European governing body, said today.
European soccer’s governing body is preparing to punish teams for breaking new finance rules, and offenders may include some of the region’s biggest clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Manchester City.
World Soccer governing body President Sepp Blatter congratulated his European counterpart on succeeding where deposed Libyan dictator Muammar Qadaffi failed.
"Our game should not be mixed with politics of any kind."
- Michel Platini on Oct 15, 2014