French anti-corruption police quiz Platini over Qatar World Cup vote

Former UEFA boss Michel Platini was held in custody by anti-corruption police in Paris on Tuesday questioning, along with a former advisor to ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and Sarkozy's close aide and former minister Claude Guéant, as part of investigations into the controversial  attribution to Qatar of the 2022 football World Cup in a vote by FIFA officials in 2010.

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Investigators in France detained Michel Platini, the former European soccer federation president, on Tuesday to question him about the awarding of the 2022 men’s World Cup to Qatar, a decision made almost a decade ago that continues to roil the sport, reports The New York Times.