Former UEFA chief Platini questioned in Qatar World Cup probe - judicial source

Prosecutors are investigation suspected corruption and bribery in the process of awarding the 2022 World Cup to Gulf emirate of Qatar. (File photo: AFP)

Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained and questioned by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar, a French judicial source confirmed to Reuters.

The detention and questioning of the former French soccer star was first reported by French investigative website Mediapart and Le Monde newspaper.

Prosecutors are investigation suspected corruption and bribery in the process of awarding the 2022 World Cup to Gulf emirate of Qatar.

Platini, 63, led UEFA until 2015. He was then banned for four years for ethics violations including receiving a two-million Swiss francs payment from the former FIFA’s president Sepp Blatter.

The site added that the former Secretary General of the Elysee under then Nicola Sarkozy presidency, Claude Gueant, was as well auditioned under the status of “free suspect.”

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