Monday, October 18, 2021

Michel Platini arrested: Former Uefa president taken into custody over awarding 2022 Fifa World Cup to Qatar

Platini was arrested by French anti-corruption police in Paris on Tuesday (Getty)

June 18 (Independent) - Michel Platini, the former president of Uefa and head of European football, has been arrested over the decision to award the  2022 World Cup to Qatar. The former France international captain was detained by French police on Tuesday morning in Nanterre, a western suburb of Paris, as part of the investigation into corruption surrounding how the 2022 World Cup...

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FIFA to not change 32-team format for World Cup Qatar 2022

FIFA to not change 32-team format for World Cup Qatar 2022

May 24, (Reuters) - The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organisers FIFA said on Wednesday. FIFA President Gianni Infantino had proposed expanding the tournament and explored the idea of adding additional host nations. But the sport’s world ruling body said in statement: Following a thorough and comprehensive...

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Champions League: Liverpool demolish Barcelona to reach second successive final

May 8 (Reuters) - Liverpool produced one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history to beat Barcelona 4-0 on Tuesday, overturning a three-goal first-leg deficit and advancing to their second successive final with a 4-3 aggregate victory. Two goals each from stand-in forward Divock Origi and halftime substitute Georginio Wijnaldum left Lionel Messi and Barcelona utterly shell-shocked after a...

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