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Platini arrested over 2022 Qatar World Cup

Platini's arrest marks a major downfall for

Platini’s arrest marks a major downfall for one of the most recognizable faces of world football

Former Uefa President Michel Platini has been arrested over his involvement in the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

The Telegraph newspaper of UK quoted French publication Mediapart claiming that Platini was taken into custody on Tuesday morning as part of the investigation by the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police (OCLCIFF).

The 63-year-old former Juventus midfielder and France captain – who won the Ballon d’Or three times in succession in the 1980s – was president of Uefa between 2007 and 2015, before he was banned by Fifa’s Ethics Committee.

Qatar was controversially revealed as the hosts of the 2022 World Cup back in December 2010.

Platini is currently serving a four-year ban from involvement in football – reduced twice from an original eight-year sanction – after he was found guilty of receiving a “disloyal payment” from then-Fifa president Sepp Blatter.

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