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Beaten challenger Prince Ali insists that ‘Platini is not good for FIFA’

AMMAN: Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, defeated challenger to Sepp Blatter in the FIFA presidential eleftion in May, has frowned on Michel Platini’s declaration of intent. Platini, French head of the European federation UEFA, as a fellow vice-president of FIFA during the Jordanian’s stint on ...
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I want to give FIFA back the dignity and position it deserves, Platini tells FAs

NYON: Michel Platini has set out his reasons for wanting to be president of world football federation in a letter to the leaders of all 209 national associations writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The French head of European federation UEFA said: There are times in life when ...
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Zico applies for CBF to back his own campaign for the FIFA presidency

RIO DE JANEIRO: Zico has asked the Brazilian football confederation to support formally his campaign to stand for the presidency of world federation FIFA writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The 62-year-old needs five nominations from national associations if he is to be approved as a candidate by ...
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Champions Mexico axe Herrera after airport clash with journalist

MEXICO CITY: Miguel Herrera has been sacked as national coach of Mexico for reportedly punching a journalist in the wake of the team’s Gold Cup triumph on Sunday. Mexico beat Jamaica 3-1 in the final of the CONCACAF regional championship in Philadelphia to make amends ...
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Michel Platini: Turning his back on UEFA

Tale of two cities . . . Can Platini successfully swap the best of times for the worst of times?

KEIR RADNEDGE COMMENTARY —- Michel Platini could not have a chosen a more challengingly difficult moment to envisage swapping the smooth-running UEFA machine in Nyon for the scandal-hit turbulence of Zurich and the most important administrative role in world football. The French president of the ...
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Platini confirms: I intend to stand to be the next president of FIFA

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- Michel Platini has confirmed that he will run for the FIFA presidency – for which he will be overwhelming favourite to secure. The whispers had gained in volume over the past week and the French president of European federation UEFA has ...
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Bach expects United States to get 2024 bid choice right at second attempt

KUALA LUMPUR: Thomas Bach is confident that the United States will come forward with another city bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after the scrapping of Boston’s bid writes KEIR RADNEDGE. On Monday the US Olympic Committee and the Boston Partnership performed what had ...
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IOC to check for no more nasty surprises over the Tokyo Olympic stadium

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Olympic Committee will be taking a close watch on how the organisers of the 2020 Games in Tokyo’s respond to the stadium debacle writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Thomas Bach, president of the IOC, addressed the issue in a news conference after a ...
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Dentsu extends Asian Olympic broadcast rights through to 2024 Games

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Olympic Committee has extended the control of Japanese agency Dentsu over broadcast rights in 22 countries in Asia for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games and Tokyo 2020 summer Games, as well as the 2022 and 2024 stagings. IOC president Thomas Bach said: ...
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Tough questions for US Olympic bosses after Boston 2024 bid is scrapped

COLORADO SPRINGS: Boston has dropped its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games even before the formal deadline for a registration of interest with the International Olympic Committee writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Increasingly gloomy speculation about the fate of the city’s bid was confirmed by a ...
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