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Saturday, 7 September 2019

Former Uefa boss Platini eyes return to football

Ex-Uefa chief Michel Platini talks to the media before leaving the Central Office for Combating Corruption and Financial and Tax Crimes after being arrested in connection with a criminal investigation into the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, in Nanterre, west of Paris in the early hours of June 19, 2019. PHOTO | ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI |
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Former Uefa president Michel Platini told Swiss television channel RTS on Friday he "will be back" as his ban from football for ethics violations finishes on October 7.
Platini, a former France captain, was stopped from partaking in all football-related activities in 2015 for receiving a Sh200 million ($2 million) payment from ex-Fifa chief Sepp Blatter, who was suspended for six years.
"I will be back. I don't know where, I don't know how. I can't stay on the suspension, even if it's a suspension made by idiots," Platini said.
"I was a victim of a form of a plot, yes, totally, between those at Fifa and those at the Swiss public ministry. There was an agreement between Fifa and them to sack me. I'm not going to say it was a plot by the Swiss state," the 64-year-old added.

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