Showing posts with label Michel Platini. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michel Platini. Show all posts

Friday, February 10, 2017

Maradona to join FIFA

Diego Maradona has accepted a role at FIFA and vowed to help ensure the governing body stays 'clean and transparent' following the Sepp Blatter corruption scandal... among others

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Michel Platini

Michel Platini cartoon caricature

Michel Platini one of the greatest players in the history of football.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Nominees compete for the Goal Hall of Fame

On Friday, Goal launched its brand-new Goal Hall of Fame, which will welcome its first five members in October.

Our experts put together a 15-man shortlist of the best ever players to have graced the game and now we want you to vote for your favourite to make sure that they get in!

The likes of Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Johan Cruyff are all up for the ballot but who will be the first five inducted?
Saturday, 6 September 2014 13:46

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Platini and Blatter cram the World Cup full

With the European Championships soon to expand from 16 teams to 24, the World Cup could be set to receive similar treatment.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is on record as wanting more Asian and African teams to be represented at the planet's biggest tournament and Uefa head honcho Michel Platini suggested on Monday that the finals could be stretched to 40 teams to make room.

There are more international teams around than there used to be but it could still be a tight fit if football's administrators get their way and push Russia 2018 to another level.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:48

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pot luck: Big guns out to avoid Champions League surprise

The draw for the Champions League group stages takes place on Thursday afternoon with Europe's heavyweights set to learn their fate.

All eyes will be on the draw pots come 16.30 BST, with Gianni Infantino and Michel Platini taking to the stage in an attempt to ensure everything runs smoothly.

And there could be a nasty surprise in store for the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid, who are sitting pretty in Pot 1, with Manchester City and Napoli lurking in Pots 3 and 4 respectively.

AC Milan, PSG and Juventus are the stellar names occupying Pot 2, and the English contingent making up Pot 1 will undoubtedly be desperate to avoid reeling in last year's finalists Borussia Dortmund, who sit in Pot 3.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Platini's Euro 2020 vision gets the green light

Friday brought confirmation from Uefa that the year 2020 will, for the first time, see the European Championships spread across 13 cities from all over the continent.

Michel Platini, president of the governing body, has been the biggest proponent of the idea and finally sees it come to fruition.

And now the stars of the next decade of international football, including the likes of Paul Pogba, Stephan El Shaarawy and Mario Gotze, can start to plan their triumphant EuroTrip!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Euro 2012 race set to start

The day has finally arrived. Euro 2012 will kick off this evening as tournament co-hosts Poland take on Greece in Group A's opening fixture.

With all 16 nations having made all of their final preparations ahead of the tournament, it's now left to us to sit back and enjoy day after day of world-class football.

Platini turns from Euro '84 hero to Euro 2012 fat cat

Michel Platini, once a magician on the pitch, fired France to victory in the 1984 European Championship having displayed some of the finest football the world had ever seen.

Cut to a scene 28 years later, however, and the same man was sat in a press room packed with journalists, being told that players at Euro 2012 will face a booking if they walked off the pitch in protest of racist abuse.
Platini's demeanour on Wednesday cut a stark contrast to the one during his playing days, as the Uefa president offered a prickly response to questions regarding racism during the tournament...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Michel reacts to Bayern v Chelsea showdown

There was a sense of shock when Chelsea and Bayern Munich, against the odds, both progressed to the Champions League final at the expense of their more fancied opponents. Barcelona and Real Madrid were unsurprisingly red-hot favourites to stage a Clasico decider, with some even going as far as to say that the blockbuster clash was already in the bag.

Uefa president Michel Platini had admitted in early March that a meeting between Barca and Real would make a great final, but after Chelsea's resilient defending forced the Catalans out and Bayern sunk Los Blancos in a penalty shoot-out, the Frenchman will have to redecorate the Champions League trophy ahead of the May 19 final at the Allianz Arena.