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UEFA President Michel Platini To Run For FIFA President, Sources Say

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 15

UEFA President Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and "plans to announce his intentions this week," according to Dunbar & Harris of the AP. Two officials familiar with Platini's plans said that the FIFA VP has made a decision to "try to succeed" Sepp Blatter. The officials spoke "on cond...

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