Former UEFA President Michel Platini arrives at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to be heard in the arbitration procedure involving him and the FIFA in Lausanne, Switzerland. File photo/Reuters
Ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a probe into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a source close to the investigation said.
The French football legend elected to lead European football's governing body in 2007 was taken into custody by French anti-corruption police investigating the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
Qatar was named to host the World Cup in a decision that triggered controversy over its suitability amid allegations of corruption.
Platini, 63, led UEFA until 2015 when he was banned from football for four years for ethics violations including receiving a two-million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros, $2 million) payment from the disgraced former head of FIFA Sepp Blatter.
The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was released from custody on Wednesday after hours of questioning in connection with a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
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