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Platini to stay in FIFA race despite new investigation

By Agence France-Presse in Paris | China Daily | Updated: 2015-10-01 07:26

UEFA president Michel Platini has insisted he will stay in the race for the FIFA presidency despite being named in a Swiss criminal investigation into the world soccer body.

The French soccer legend told AFP on Tuesday he had done "nothing wrong" and defended a $2 million payment approved by FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Platini, who had been favorite to win an election for the FIFA presidency in February, spoke out amid reports he and Blatter will soon be put under investigation by FIFA's independent ethics committee.

Platini to stay in FIFA race despite new investigation

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