Police question ex-Uefa boss Platini over World Cup award to Qatar

Police question ex-Uefa boss Platini over World Cup award to Qatar
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2017 French former football player and former UEFA head Michel Platini attends the French L1 football match between Nancy (ASNL) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at Marcel Picot stadium in Tomblaine, eastern France. Former UEFA president Michel Platini on May 26, 2018 has hoped that FIFA will have the 'decency' to lift his suspension which prevents him from working in football until October 2019 over a two million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros, $2 million) payment from FIFA, a day after the French football legend has been cleared by a Swiss prosecutor. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained and questioned by French police today over the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar, a French judicial source confirmed to Reuters.

The detention and questioning of the former French soccer star was first reported by French investigative website Mediapart and Le Monde newspaper.

Prosecutors are investigation suspected corruption and bribery in the process of awarding the 2022 World Cup to Gulf emirate of Qatar.

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