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South Korea's Chung Mong-Joon Launches Bid For FIFA Presidency, Takes Jab At Platini

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Former FIFA VP Chung Mong-joon on Thursday confirmed he would "formally announce his candidacy to replace" Sepp Blatter as President of the organization next week "with a swipe" at his opposition, UEFA President Michel Platini, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. Chung: "Platini is good...

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