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Platini admits no written contract for FIFA payment: report

AFP , Monday 19 Oct 2015
Michel Platini
FILE - In this May 24, 2013 file photo UEFA President Michel Platini reacts as he speaks to members of the media at the end of the 37th Ordinary UEFA Congress in London. UEFA leaders were meeting Thursday Oct. 15, 2015 to decide whether to continue backing Michel Platini, with some not yet satisfied by his explanation for a payment that led to his 90-day FIFA suspension. (AP Photo)

Michel Platini, president of European football body UEFA and suspended amid a huge corruption scandal rocking the game, admitted Monday there was no written contract for remuneration he received from world body FIFA.

FIFA's suspended president Sepp Blatter said last week that a $2.0 million dollar payment made to Platini in 2011 was "a gentleman's agreement."

Platini told French daily Le Monde the deal was made "man to man" but that he understood that under Swiss law "an oral contract is worth a written contract".

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