Platini detained for questioning over awarding of 2022 World Cup to Qatar

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been detained for questioning by French police over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

The National Financial Prosecutor’s office confirmed to Football Paradise that 63-year-old Platini had been detained.

Platini was head of European football’s governing body until 2015 when he was handed an eight-year ban over ethics breaches that was later reduced to four years on appeal.

Michel Platini was the head of UEFA until 2015
Michel Platini was the head of UEFA until 2015 (John Walton/PA).

The ban expires this October and Platini has persistently denied any wrongdoing.

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