Michel Platini detained on suspicion of corruption

Former UEFA president and French soccer legend Michel Platini has been detained on suspicion of corruption.

The 63-year-old is being held as a part of an investigation into the awarding of the 2022 International Cup to Qatar.

He used to be taken into custody in Nanterre, Paris, on Tuesday morning.

Platini, who used to be UEFA president between 2007 and 2015, is these days serving a four-year ban from soccer after he used to be discovered accountable of receiving a “disloyal fee” from ex-Fifa president Sepp Blatter.

The ban used to be at first for 8 years however has been decreased two times.

Qatar controversially received the rights to host the 2022 International Cup just about a decade in the past.

In line with French information website online Mediapart, the previous secretary common of the Elysee, Claude Gueant, has additionally been taken in for wondering however has no longer been arrested.

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