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.
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.
"That is FIFA, they do not want to clash with the Olympic Committee but the rest of the world wants to find the best solution for the football."
- Michel Platini on Nov 06, 2014