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Former star footballer and ex-UEFA President Michel Platini has been arrested in France in relation to corruption allegations.
The ex-footballer reportedly received a payment of two million Swiss francs (£1.3m) from FIFA in 2011. The then UEFA President, Sepp Blater, said that the payment was a ‘gentleman’s agreement’, while Platini himself claimed it was money owned to him for unpaid salary for his work as Blater’s adviser. The issue led directly to both men being suspended from activities within FIFA, plus criminal prosecution.
Platini is also embroiled in an ongoing controversy surrounding the awarding of hosting the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.