Quote of the Day

"It’s not as if choosing between UEFA and FIFA is like choosing between hospital and prison."
-- UEFA President Michel Platini, on weighing his options of running for the FIFA presidency or to continue overseeing UEFA. (AP, 6/12)
Friday June 13, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 256 Print This Issue

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  • Lack Of Support

    Michel Platini, right, said he won't back Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency.

    UEFA President Michel Platini "has made it clear he will not support" FIFA President Sepp Blatter if he "stands for re-election," according to the AP. Blatter "is expected to formally declare his candidacy for a fifth term," but Platini -- who is considering a run at FIFA top job -- said that "the time has come for a change." Platini: “I don’t support him. I’ve known him a long time and I like him, but I’m not in favor of him serving another term. I supported him in 1998 but I don’t support him in 2014, I think that FIFA needs a breath of fresh air.”

  • Riding The Rails

    Brazilian Metro, airport workers call off strikes, but protesters clash with cops.

  • Personal Touch

    Security firms turn protecting celebs, execs at Cup into $12M windfall.

  • Policy Matters

    Germany most valuable World Cup team, according to Lloyd's.

  • Strong Draw

    Eurosport scores record ratings for French Open.

  • Crown Jewel

    Racing UK takes over media rights for Royal Ascot.

  • The Cheap Seats

    La Liga club Granada lowers season tickets by 40%.

  • Cash On Hand

    Barça president estimates club will end '13-14 with $41M profit.

  • Secret Probation

    Aussie football players could be secretly serving voluntary suspensions.

  • Hangin' With ...

    World Cup edition with Brazil Sports Minister Rebelo, Tourism Minister Lages.

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