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    UEFA Head Platini Wants to Run FIFA

    Will it be business as usual? Former French player, national team manager and FIFA Vice President Michel Platini has announced plans to run in next February’s election to replace his boss, disparaged outgoing chief Sepp Blatter. The upheaval stems from Blatter’s ambiguous resignation (he’s still president) amid a major corruption scandal just days after being elected to a fifth term in May. The English Football Association and some FIFA officials are backing Platini’s bid, but some fear that the Frenchman will do nothing to buck the status quo. 

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