Michel Platini Prepares to Announce FIFA Election Plan

Michel Platini is the long-time favorite to succeed Sepp Blatter, but would have a daunting task to unseat a rival who turns 79 before election day next May.

updated: August 26, 2014 21:31 IST
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A file pic of UEFA president Michel Platini.

Geneva: Michel Platini is set to announce on Thursday if he will challenge former mentor Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

The UEFA president will meet the leaders of his 54 member federations at the Champions League draw in Monaco before holding a news conference to explain his decision.

"He will present his plan and they will give him their feedback," UEFA spokesman Pedro Pinto told the Associated Press on Tuesday. "It is always his policy to consult the national associations before making a big decision."

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