Michel Platini, president of European soccer’s governing body, met with French politicians yesterday as they seek to introduce controls that may curb Qatari-owned Paris Saint-Germain’s record spending on players.
World Soccer governing body President Sepp Blatter congratulated his European counterpart on succeeding where deposed Libyan dictator Muammar Qadaffi failed.
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 president Michel Platini said he hasn’t received an apology from English Premier League chairman Dave Richards, who claimed last week that UEFA and FIFA “stole” the sport from England.
Michel Platini , the head of European soccer’s ruling body, is in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi today to discuss the possibility of the Black Sea country hosting the Europa League final in 2013.
UEFA President Michel Platini said he supports the coach of Celtic, one of Scotland’s two biggest soccer clubs, as police investigate explosive devices sent to him and two prominent fans of the team.
Soccer clubs in Europe’s five biggest leagues slashed spending on player trades by 29 percent to 1.32 billion euros ($1.68 billion) in the offseason amid an economic decline, according to a report.
UEFA President Michel Platini warned referees in Europa and Champions League competitions there will be “near-zero tolerance” of officiating mistakes.
Argentina coach Diego Maradona apologized to Michel Platini , the head of European soccer’s governing body, a day after making insulting remarks about him at the World Cup.