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UEFA Leader is Set to Pursue FIFA's Top Job

UEFA Leader is Set to Pursue FIFA's Top Job

Michel Platini, the head of European soccer's confederation, UEFA, will announce as early as this week that he will run for what many believe is the most powerful position in international sports, according to two soccer officials who have been briefed on his campaign. Merely by entering the race, Platini, 60, a former midfielder for the French national team who was once considered the world's best player, instantly became a heavy favorite to win the election, though he will surely face competition.