Former UEFA Head Michel Platini released

Former UEFA Head Michel Platini released
Former UEFA Head Michel Platini

As it turned out, he was summoned as a witness in the case.

Former UEFA president Michel Platini, who was detained the day before in France, was released from custody. According to TASS, referring to France Presse, a sports official had previously been detained solely to testify in a corruption case during the election of the venue for the 2022 World Cup. 

“Platini was released from custody. A lot of fuss over nothing", ”lawyer Platini William Bourdon told reporters.

Earlier, the former FIFA president Joseph Blatter said that the host country of 2022 was chosen unfairly. According to him, Qatar was chosen under pressure, although the commission knew that this country would not be able to create conditions for the competition.

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