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Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president

Platini confirms bid to succeed FIFA president Blatter, draws fire from former ally Prince Ali
Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press

GENEVA - Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves."

Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice-president, wrote to member federations in Europe on Wednesday that he will stand in the election and counts on their support.

Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president

Platini confirms bid to succeed FIFA president Blatter, draws fire from former ally Prince Ali
Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press

GENEVA - Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves."

Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice-president, wrote to member federations in Europe on Wednesday that he will stand in the election and counts on their support.

Sepp Blatter deserves the Nobel Prize, Vladimir Putin says

FIFA President Sepp Blatter deserves the Nobel Prize, Russian President Vladimir Putin says
The Associated Press

MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter just can't stop praising each other.

The Russian president, speaking with Swiss TV on Monday, said the embattled head of FIFA deserves a Nobel Prize for his work.

Two days after Putin and Blatter hosted the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup, Putin said "people like Blatter ... deserve special recognition."

Sepp Blatter deserves the Nobel Prize, Vladimir Putin says

FIFA President Sepp Blatter deserves the Nobel Prize, Russian President Vladimir Putin says
The Associated Press

MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter just can't stop praising each other.

The Russian president, speaking with Swiss TV on Monday, said the embattled head of FIFA deserves a Nobel Prize for his work.

Two days after Putin and Blatter hosted the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup, Putin said "people like Blatter ... deserve special recognition."

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