ROME – Pressed by the magistrates of the national financial prosecutor's office (Pnf) in Nanterre, on the outskirts of Paris, Michel Platini was released only in the middle of the night: he was in custody, he had to provide details and explanations on the role played in 2010 in the assignment of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar . Investigators suspect a whirlwind tour of bribes that would also involve the top sporting levels during Sarkozy's presidency.
Upon leaving the public prosecutor's office in the night, Platini assured that he had responded "in a quiet manner" to all the points addressed in the questioning. "It was a long time – he specified – because there were many issues to be addressed, it could not be otherwise. They asked me about Euro 2016, the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and those in Qatar in 2020, about FIFA ". At the time the former Juventus striker was number two of this organization (under the presidency of Sepp Blatter) and president of Uefa.
The same Blatter, who with the former French champion had blatantly broken, declared that the decision to spend the votes in favor of Qatar was a political decision at the highest level, coming from Sarkozy himself, somehow suffered by Platini which is adequate.
William Bourdon, a well-known name in the Parisian court and defender of Platini, stressed that "there was so much noise for nothing" and that "the investigators have put Platini in custody for purely technical reasons", to prevent him from agreeing before his version with other people questioned at the same time by the magistrates. (source: Ansa)
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