Michel Platini Arrested Amid Investigation Into Award Of 2022 World Cup To Qatar

Michel Platini has been arrested over the awarding of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar in December 2010.

The former president of Uefa and head of European football was detained by French police on Tuesday morning (18th June 2019) in Nanterre, a western suburb of Paris, as part of the investigation into corruption surrounding how the 2022 World Cup hosting rights were awarded.

The report also claims that Claude Gueant, who formerly advised ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy as Secretary General, has also been taken in for questioning but has not been arrested.

Former vice-president Jack Warner claimed an e-mail had been publicised amid allegations Qatar had ‘bought’ the Wold Cup – although the bid team have denied any wrongdoing.

During his playing days, Platini was crowned Ballon d’Or winner three times in a row between 1983 and 1985.

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