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UEFA presidential elections on hold until Platini case settled


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UEFA presidential elections on hold until Platini case settled

UEFA’s executive committee held its first meeting of the year on Friday at the House of European Football in Nyon Switzerland.

At the meeting the top brass at European football’s governing body decided there will be no UEFA presidential election until the sports justice appeal bodies have taken a decision regarding Michel Platini’s eight year ban from football.

Concerning Platini, UEFA’s secretary general Gianni Infantino said: “There will be not election at UEFA until a decision has been handed down, a final decision (in Michel Platini’s case). He’s in an appeals process and ultimately this can culminate in a procedure at CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport). As for speculation of when that would be, I think that’s premature. I’m not going to get involved in speculation”.

Also at the meeting Infantino received unanimously backing from his organisation for February’s FIFA presidential elections.

Goal-line technology also got the green light for top level European tournaments starting with this summer’s Euros and next season’s Champions League.

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