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Platini: Corruption Would Mean New 2022 Vote

  • AFP, Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:53 PM

Michel Platini on Wednesday backed a new vote on the 2022 World Cup if It ever emerged that corruption influenced FIFA’s awarding of the tournament to Qatar. Platini, the UEFA President and FIFA Vice President who openly admits to voting for Qatar in 2010, again reiterated his innocence: "As for Qatar 2022, I wasn't influenced," he said. "As far as I'm concerned, the vote was held in all transparency and we've always said that in the event of the slightest hint of corruption there'll be a new vote. But for now, we don't know."

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