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Ex-UEFA chief Platini taking action to recoup back pay, legal fees

Former UEFA president Michel Platini is taking action to obtain substantial amounts of back pay as well as a bonus and legal fees, he told AFP on Friday. According to sources close to Platini, whose four-year suspension from football ended in October, the former France international is seeking to recoup around 7.2 million euros ($7.9 million), including 5.5 million euros in back pay. Platini did not confirm the amounts. Through my lawyer, I am asking for the contractual elements to be applied, Platini said. A triple Ballon d Or winner, Platini was expected to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president in 2016 but fell spectacularly from grace a few months earlier. The 64-year-old was suspended by world football s governing body in 2015 over a controversial payment of two million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros, $2 million) that he received from Blatter. The payment, made in 2011 when Blatter was seeking re-election as president, was related to work carried out by Platini between 1999 ...

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