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
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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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