Michel Platini, former number 10 of the French football team and former UEFA president, was the guest of “8:30 franceinfo “Wednesday, November 6, 2019, on the occasion of the release of his book Between us. He answers questions from Marc Fauvelle and Renaud Dély.
In 2015, Michel Platini was suspended for four years by FIFA for a payment of two million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros), paid without a written contract by Sepp Blatter, former boss of FIFA, for a adviser work. “When you take that in the face and you still do not know why, it hurts, he confessed (…) You are trying to understand, but you are so uncomfortable that you do not know how much people will look at you. It's complicated for everyone, we call you Al Capone. “
Nine years after the vote to award the World Cup football in Qatar in 2022, Michel Platini ensures not to regret his report, despite the controversy. Sepp Blatter accused Michel Platini of having changed his mind about his vote during a lunch at the Elysee Palace with Nicolas Sarkozy, the Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of Qatar. The former UEFA president defends himself and says he has not “never changed your mind”.
While his suspension of four years by Fifa was lifted last October 7, Michel Platini, confirmed to have other projects in football, without specifying which ones. “At 64, I think I have one last adventure to do, I must not be mistaken, He explains. It must be something that I like, in which I am useful. I take the time to watch … “
I do not know how to do much else, I like football, its values appeal to meMichel Platini
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To go back to the Fifa assault? To run the presidency of a club, that of the French Football Federation? “Everything is possible and nothing is possible, I will see, let me think”concludes Michel Platini.
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