Football Notes: Platini Still Considering FIFA Presidency
UEFA President Michel Platini is still considering whether to run for the post of FIFA president in '15. He said, “I don't know what I will do. I have been thinking about it for a long time now since almost everybody asks me about it" (SAPA, 3/21). ... FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said he will "not stand for a fifth term" when his current mandate ends in '15 as long as there is a candidate to replace him who he believes will continue his work to "globalise" football. Blatter: "I will not carry on as long as there is at least one candidate prepared to continue my work" (REUTERS, 3/21). ... Austrian betting organizations say they have "indications that two Dutch first-division matches" in the '10-'11 season were possibly fixed. The match between FC Eindhoven and FV Volendam (0-3) and between FC Volendam and Fortuna Sittard (2-1) show "enough signs of fixing to merit further investigation" (XINHUA, 3/21).