French football great Michel Platini named in Fifa scandal

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Uefa boss Platini insists that 2 million Swiss franc 'underhand' payment from Sepp Blatter was simply fee for Fifa contract work.

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Michel Platini, who made his name as an outstanding player and then took on the role of coaching France, is in his third career, as an administrator of the game. The announcement by the Swiss attorney general that its criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter includes an alleged “disloyal payment” to Platini, president of European football’s governing body, Uefa, has landed on Platini just as he has seemed unassailably on course to replace Blatter as Fifa president, reports The Guardian.