Michel Platini warns of 'dangers' threatening sport

In his speech, Platini also tackled "the recurrent problem of discrimination, whether racial or sexual, which still exists in football." Beyond "prevention and education," the French UEFA president also stressed the need for sanctions.

updated: May 24, 2013 17:07 IST
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London: Michel Platini, the president of European football's governing body UEFA, on Friday called for action against the three dangers threatening football: match-fixing, discrimination and financial excess.

"The main problem is match-fixing and betting," said Platini at the UEFA congress in London.

"Our match monitoring systems and network of integrity officers in each country are of course useful and even essential, but they are not enough.

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