Platini for UEFA presidency

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:35 IST

Former France captain Michel Platini has confirmed his candidacy for the presidency of European soccer's governing body.

Platini for UEFA presidency

Paris:

Former France captain Michel Platini has confirmed his candidacy for the presidency of European soccer's governing body.French soccer federation chief Jean-Pierre Escalettes officially announced Platini's candidacy in a letter on Monday to UEFA secretary general Lars-Christer Olsson.The elections will be held in January 2007.Platini, 51, will challenge incumbent Lennart Johansson, the 76-year-old Swede who has headed UEFA since 1990.Platini is a member of the UEFA and FIFA executive committees. (AP)



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