Michel Platini Arrested Over Awarding Of 2022 World Cup

Michel Platini was reportedly taken into custody on Tuesday morning

Michel Platini was reportedly taken into custody on Tuesday morning

The French legend was elected back in 2007 up until 2015, but he was then banned by the FIFA Ethics Committee.

The 63-year-old, once considered a protege of former Federation Internationale de Football Association president Sepp Blatter, is being held at a premises belonging to the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police, France's main anti-corruption task force that serves as an extension of France's Interior Ministry, the report said.

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

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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A number have issues have arise regarding the decision to select the peninsular Arab country, including human rights concerns and the status of homosexuality among others.

It was further alleged that the two men had met 30 to 50 times, as both sat on the decision-making committee for Federation Internationale de Football Association.

Both Platini and Sepp Blatter were banned for eight years from all football-related activity for ethics violations. He was found to have arranged a $2 million backdated salary payment to Blatter.

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