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Football: Uefa chief Platini rules out standing against Fifa president Blatter

Published on Aug 28, 2014 4:45 PM
 
Fifa president Sepp Blatter (left) talks to Uefa president Michel Platini during the 64th Fifa congress on June 11, 2014 in Sao Paulo, on the eve of the opening match of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. Platini will not stand for election as president of Fifa next year, Uefa member Michel D'Hooghe, who also sits on the Fifa executive committee, told reporters on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

MONACO (REUTERS) - Michel Platini will not stand for election as president of Fifa next year, Uefa member Michel D'Hooghe, who also sits on the Fifa executive committee, told reporters on Thursday.

Uefa president Platini - the head of European football and French football legend - is due to hold a news conference later on Thursday.

However, he told the chairman and general secretaries of Uefa's 54 member nations that he had decided not to stand against incumbent world football president Sepp Blatter.

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