Ex-french Soccer Great Michel Platini Arrested As Part Of 2022 World Cup Corruption Probe

(PARIS) — Former UEFA president Michel Platini denied wrongdoing during police questioning Tuesday following his arrest as part of a corruption probe into the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Platini, a former France national team great who became one of soccer’s most powerful administrators before being banned from the game, was placed in custody when summoned to the Judicial Police’s anti-corruption and financial crimes office outside Paris, a judicial official told The Associated Press, confirming a report by online news publication Mediapart.

 

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