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Football: Uefa chief Platini to announce Fifa presidential intentions

Published on Aug 27, 2014 8:11 PM
 
European football chief Michel Platini (right) on Thursday will announce if he is to stand against Sepp Blatter (left) in next year’s Fifa presidential election. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - European football chief Michel Platini on Thursday will announce if he is to stand against Sepp Blatter in next year’s Fifa presidential election.

Platini, 59, will make clear his intention in Monaco at the draw for the Champions League group stages, ending months of feverish speculation.

The French football legend raised hopes among his supporters that he was planning to put his name in the ring for one of the most powerful jobs in world sport after publically declaring in June that he no longer supported Blatter.

The divisive 76-year-old Fifa boss has come under intense pressure over issues such as widespread Fifa corruption and the controversy-plagued 2022 Qatar World Cup.

 
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