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UEFA President Michel Platini Confirms Bid For FIFA Presidency

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 15

UEFA President Michel Platini has launched his bid for the FIFA presidency, vowing to give the governing body back "the dignity and the position it deserves," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. Platini, who is "on course" to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president amid the "worst crisis...

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