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Michel Platini detained over 'awarding of World Cup to Qatar'
2019-06-18 13:28:46

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup, the Associate Press quotes a justice official in France as saying. 

According to the source, Platini was taken into custody on Tuesday as part of the investigation into the awarding of the tournament to Qatar. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation.

Platini, a former France soccer great, was being detained at the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police outside Paris.

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