Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Platini wants four more years
AFP, March 25th, 2010 8:41PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

UEFA President Michel Platini will run for reelection next year to the post he was first elected to in March 2007. Platini, one of the world's greatest players in the 1980s when he led France to the 1984 European Championship title and two World Cup semifinal appearances, dethroned president Lennart Johansson of Sweden to earn his first stint at the helm of European soccer's governing body.

"I am a happy man and a happy president and I am very happy to be working with you all," Platini told members of the UEFA Congress. We have already achieved a lot together and I am convinced we have many more things to do in the future. That is why I am announcing my candidature for the job of UEFA president."

Platini, who is seen as being close to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, has advocated of widening the scope of soccer in Europe to smaller countries and has railed against the influence of big business concerns buying up clubs and inflating transfer prices.

His first term was marked by the awarding of the 2012 European Championship to Poland and Ukraine, the first time the continent's showpiece tournament has gone to countries in the former Soviet bloc.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Nasri to Miss a Month Following Surgery     
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri will miss a month after having groin surgery over the weekend. ...
Herrera Out as Man United Injury Crisis Worsens    
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera will be out for "weeks" with a fractured rib in yet ...
Giroud Signs Gunners Extension    
Goal.com reports that injured Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has signed a two-year contract extension with the ...
Defender Helped Finance Barca Move    
Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu on Monday confirmed that he paid three million euros out of his ...
Man United Mulls Midweek Friendlies Abroad    
The BBC reports that Manchester United is thinking about playing potentially lucrative midweek friendlies abroad since ...
Cole 'Never Expected' to Play Against Lampard in UCL    
AS Roma defender Ashley Cole said he was surprised to come up against former Chelsea teammate ...
Luis Suarez Ban Upheld in FIFA 15     
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is not currently playable in the "career mode" of FIFA 15, the ...
Simeone: Juve a 'Final'    
It may only be Matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League, but Diego Simeone is already ...
Report: Pardew's Job Safe-for Now     
Newcastle United is currently 19th in the Premier League table and winless in six games so ...
Life on the road with Badgers    
What's life like on the road in the fall for a Division I soccer player? For ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives