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Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president

Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president

Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, saying he aims to give the scandal-hit governing body of soccer “the dignity and the position it deserves.” Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, wrote to member federations in Europe on Wednesday saying he will stand in the election and is counting on their support. The FIFA election is Feb. 26, and would-be candidates must apply by Oct. 26. “There are times in life when you have to take your destiny into your own hands,” Platini wrote. “I am at one of those decisive moments, at a juncture in my life and in events that are shaping the future of...

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