Platini arrested amid WC investigation

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in connection to the investigation of the 2022 FIFA World Cup bidding rights.

Platini, 63, was elected in 2007 and served as president until 2015 when he was banned by the FIFA Ethics Committee for a series of breaches.
 
Mediapart claim Platini was taken into custody on Tuesday morning as part of the investigation into the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar.
 
He is said to have been taken to the premises of the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police (OCLCIFF).
 
Qatar was named as the hosts of the World Cup in December 2010 but there have been a number of controversies regarding their suitability.
 
Allegations of corruption and bribery within FIFA, which saw former president Sepp Blatter and Platini served four-year football bans raised questions over the legitimacy of the bid from Qatar.
 
The Frenchman was banned for receiving a £1.35m payment from FIFA on Blatter's orders and has served three-and-a-half years of the intitial ban.
 
During his illustrious playing career, Platini won three consecutive Ballon d'Or titles between 1983 and 1985 and lifted the Euro 1984 title with France.

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