Football: Platini says Qatar claims 'tarnishing' his image
Published on Jun 3, 2014 7:41 PM
PARIS (AFP) - Uefa president Michel Platini on Tuesday attacked a British newspaper for seeking to "tarnish" his reputation by drawing him into corruption claims against the Qatar World Cup bid.
"I'm no longer astonished by the spreading of unfounded rumours aimed at tarnishing my image at an important moment for the future of football.
"Nothing surprises me any longer," the European football boss responded.
The Daily Telegraph alleged that the French football legend had held "a secret meeting" with Mohamed Hammam, the controversial Qatari accused of making slush fund payments to secure support for Qatar's 2022 campaign.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here