UEFA Boss Michel Platini Says Qatar Claims 'Tarnishing' his Image

The Daily Telegraph alleged that French football legend Michel Platini had held "a secret meeting" with Mohamed Bin Hammam, the controversial Qatari accused of making slush fund payments to secure support for Qatar's 2022 campaign.

updated: June 04, 2014 14:45 IST
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Paris: UEFA president Michel Platini on Tuesday attacked a British newspaper for seeking to "tarnish" his reputation by drawing him into corruption claims against the Qatar World Cup bid.

"I'm no longer astonished by the spreading of unfounded rumours aimed at tarnishing my image at an important moment for the future of football.

"Nothing surprises me any longer," the European football boss responded.

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