Former UEFA chief Platini questioned in 2022 World Cup probe: Judicial source

Reuters , Tuesday 18 Jun 2019

French former football player and former UEFA head Michel Platini (C) (AFP)
French former football player and former UEFA head Michel Platini (C) (AFP)

Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained and questioned by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar, a French judicial source confirmed to Reuters.

The detention and questioning of the former French soccer star was first reported by French investigative website Mediapart and Le Monde newspaper.

Prosecutors are investigation suspected corruption and bribery in the process of awarding the 2022 World Cup to Gulf emirate of Qatar.

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