Michel Platini denies wrongdoing in Qatar World Cup corruption case

Platini’s communications team said he was also quizzed on the awarding of the 2016 European Championship to France.

Former UEFA president Michel Platini was arrested in a corruption probe of the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup hosting rights to Qatar.   -  Bongarts

Michel Platini has denied wrongdoing in the corruption case related to the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Platini was being questioned by police Tuesday after being arrested in a corruption probe of the vote that gave the tournament to Qatar. His PR team says Platini was also quizzed on the awarding of the 2016 European Championship to France.

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Platini’s communications team said he was also quizzed on the awarding of the 2016 European Championship to France, adding that he was “absolutely confident in the future” and has “strictly nothing to reproach himself with.”

The statement says “Michel Platini expresses himself serenely and precisely, answering all the questions, including those on the conditions for the awarding of Euro 2016, and has provided useful explanations.”

Earlier, FIFA said it was committed to cooperating with the investigations. The world football governing body said it was aware of reports concerning Platini but did not have the details of the French investigation.

FIFA said it “reiterates its full commitment to cooperating with the authorities in any given country of the world where investigations are taking place in connection with football activities.”

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