Former Uefa president Michel Platini arrested over awarding of 2022 World Cup to Qatar

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 - 10:21 GMT

UEFA President Michel Platini attends a news conference after the draw for the 2015/2016

UEFA President Michel Platini attends a news conference after the draw for the 2015/2016

PARIS, June 18 (MENA) - Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup, The Daily Mail reported.

French legend Platini was elected in 2007 and served as president until 2015 when he was then banned by the FIFA Ethics Committee.

Platini, 63, was taken into custody on Tuesday morning as part of the investigation into the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar, and held at premises of the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police (OCLCIFF).

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