Michel Platini

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French authorities have opened a corruption investigation into the circumstances that led to Qatar being awarded the 2022 World Cup. Photograph: Valery Hache/Getty/AFP

French authorities have opened a corruption investigation into the circumstances that led to Qatar being awarded the 2022 World Cup. The investigation(...)

Fifa are set to sue Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for €2 million. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

Fifa is preparing to sue its former president Sepp Blatter and the former Uefa president Michel Platini for a return of the 2 million Swiss francs (€1(...)

Which four of the 16 countries currently in the play-offs will end up qualifying will not been known until late March just weeks before the tournament itself kicks off in Rome in mid-June.

In the 1980s it was said that the only thing harder than getting onto the Irish rugby team was getting left off it. One could say the same thing about(...)

Manager Mick McCarthy and Seamus Coleman at a Republic of Ireland press conference in  Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph:   Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The flight paths to Georgia from northern Europe take you over the Martian majesty of the Caucasus mountains, a bleak and barren wilderness of cliffs (...)

Rising sun: A computer generated image of what Heathrow might look like in  2050, if Earth makes it that far. Photograph: handout via AFP / Getty Images

  Image of the week: Heathrow 2050 Welcome to Heathrow City, please have your passports ready for inspection. This computer generated image rel(...)

Michel Platini and his lawyer William Bourdon answer reporters outside the French police anti-corruption and financial crimes office in Nanterre. Photograph: AP

The former Uefa president, Michel Platini, was released in the early hours of Wednesday after having been questioned over the awarding of the 2022 Wor(...)

Then French president Nicolas Sarkozy with Uefa boss Michel Platini in Geneva on May 28th, 2010, after France was named host of the Euro 2016 football championships. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

On November 23rd, 2010, French football icon Michel Platini arrived at the Elysée Palace for lunch with president Nicolas Sarkozy and found he was not(...)

Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained and questioned by French police on Tuesday. File Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

The banned former Uefa president and France football legend Michel Platini has been detained in connection with a criminal investigation into alleged (...)

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker takes a selfie after the victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final at the  Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Last year, as Liverpool left Kyiv broken-hearted and trophy-less, Jürgen Klopp promised that they would be back. Even if Klopp believed his own words (...)

Republic of Ireland fans display a banner critical of former FAI CEO John Delaney at the Republic of Ireland’s game against Gibraltar at the Victoria Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Why is John Delaney in the news? This isn’t a question just for today or yesterday or last Sunday or whenever. Neither is it an inquiry, nor an atte(...)

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