Michel Platini

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 Craig Pawson, match referee, watches the VAR screen before awarding a penalty to Liverpool during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match against West Brom at Anfield. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty

The former Uefa president Michel Platini had two reasons for being against video refereeing in football. The first was that “football has also based i(...)

Estadio de San Mames in Bilbao has a capacity of just over 53,000. Photograph:      David Ramos/Getty Images

The Republic of Ireland will share a group with Spain if both teams qualify for Euro 2020 after Dublin and Bilbao were paired as hosting cities under (...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: Inpho

There are a fair few moments recalled in David Conn’s remarkable book on football’s governing body The Fall Of The House of Fifa that you find yoursel(...)

Spanish football chief Ángel María Villar has quit his roles with Fifa and Uefa following his arrest on alleged corruption charges. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP

Spanish football chief Ángel María Villar Llona has quit as first vice-president of Uefa following last week’s arrest in Spain on alleged corruption c(...)

 Fireworks over Khalifa International Stadium during its  official opening ceremony in May. It’s the  the first completed 2022 Fifa World Cup venue, five years before the tournament begins. Photograph: Qatar/Getty

The prospects of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups being hosted by Russia and Qatar have been strengthened after Fifa dramatically published in full the i(...)

Hans-Joachim Eckert has been ousted as Fifa chief ethics judge. Photograph:

Fifa has given no explanation for ousting the two heads of its Ethics Committee, but the move has led some to point the finger at president Gianni Inf(...)

John Delaney and Emma English. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

John Delaney’s election to the Executive Committee of Uefa guarantees his place at the international game’s top table for the next four years, but may(...)

Former Uefa president Michel Platini. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Michel Platini has accused Sepp Blatter of making him “his last scalp” as Fifa president in the affair which saw both banned from football. Platini w(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney congratulates Slovenia’s Aleksander Ceferin after his election to the Uefa preidency last September. Photograph:   Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

FAI chief executive John Delaney is running for a seat on Uefa’s Executive Committee (ExCo), the organisation’s board, with the Irishman one of 13 can(...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo won his fourth Ballon d’Or on Monday. Photo: Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo crowned a memorable year by being named the world’s best player for a fourth time when he won the 2016 Ballon d’Or on Monday night. (...)

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