Uefa chief Michel Platini's hopes of becoming the next Fifa boss have been dealt a huge blow. Photo: Reuters Uefa chief Michel Platini's hopes of becoming the next Fifa boss have been dealt a huge blow. Photo: Reuters
Uefa chief Michel Platini's hopes of becoming the next Fifa boss have been dealt a huge blow. Photo: Reuters
Peter Simpson
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Home and Away by Peter Simpson

Uefa president Michel Platini's bid to be football supremo dead in the water

Frenchman waited five days to explain why it took nine years to be paid in full for dodgy consultancy work for Fifa

Uefa chief Michel Platini's hopes of becoming the next Fifa boss have been dealt a huge blow. Photo: Reuters Uefa chief Michel Platini's hopes of becoming the next Fifa boss have been dealt a huge blow. Photo: Reuters
Uefa chief Michel Platini's hopes of becoming the next Fifa boss have been dealt a huge blow. Photo: Reuters
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Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.