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UEFA chief Michel Platini set to run in FIFA presidency race in 2016

Jul 28, 2015    

Paris:UEFA chief Michel Platini is set to announce in the coming days that he will stand in next year's election to replace Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA.A source close to French UEFA president told AFP that "an announcement will be made before the end of the week", while another source confirmed that Platini has decided to run.When asked, Platini's spokesman refused to comment.Outgoing president Blatter announced last week that the election for his successor would be held on 26 February, 2016.Platini has positioned himself as one of the most outspoken opponents to Blatter's regi...

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