Sunday 23 October 2016

Michel Platini to speak at UEFA congress despite four-year ban

Phil Medlicott

Published 12/09/2016 | 11:49

Michel Platini. (AP)
Michel Platini. (AP)

Michel Platini has been given permission by FIFA's ethics committee to address the UEFA Congress in Athens this week despite his four-year ban from all football-related activity.

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UEFA requested that Platini be allowed to speak at the Congress on Wednesday and has now announced that the request has been granted, a decision which it welcomes.

On the agenda at the Congress is the election of Platini's successor as UEFA president.

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