Platini Released From Police Custody

The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was released from custody on Wednesday after hours of questioning in connection with a criminal investigation into the awarding of 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 hosting rights were awarded.

He denied wrongdoing. As Platini's representatives say, the facts of the case were "unknown to him."

According to Platini's lawyer William Bourdon, he had been released without charge, adding that there has been "a lot of fuss over nothing".

By Ana Dumbadze 

19 June 2019 11:25