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Platini Reveals Questions Asked By Investigators After Release From Custody

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The former UEFA President, Michel Platini, who was arrested yesterday in France was released from custody in the early hours of Wednesday.

He was been questioned for illegally awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Platini while speaking to journalist after his release, stated that he was expecting to be questioned as a witness but was hurt when he was taken into custody instead.

“It hurts. It hurts for everything I can think of, everything I’ve done. It hurts, it hurts.”

“But after all, they did their job and then we tried to answer all the questions,” he said.

Platini revealed investigators quizzed him about an array of tournaments, including the 2016 European Championship, the World Cups in Russia in 2018 and in Qatar in 2022.

He also revealed that the investigators also asked about French club Paris Saint-Germain, which was bought by Qatar in 2011.

Platini’s lawyer, William Bourdon, stated that the former UEFA President was innocent of all charges and that he had been questioned on “technical grounds”.

“It was long, but given the number of questions, it could not be different.”

“I feel totally foreign to any of these matters. This is an old affair, you know it, we explained it. I have always expressed myself with full transparency in all the newspapers. That’s it, it goes on, they investigate, they search”.


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