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South Korea's Chung Mong-Joon Launches Bid, Calls Platini Blatter's Protégé

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 15

UEFA President and FIFA presidential candidate Michel Platini "came under attack" from another of his FIFA presidency rivals on Thursday after former FIFA VP Chung Mong-joon branded him a protégé of "cannibal" FIFA President Sepp Blatter, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH...

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