‘Previously, Michel was pro-US’, ex-FIFA No. 2 man calls Platini ‘switch’ in favor of Qatar

French Jerome Valcke is believed to be the former No. 2 in FIFA In an interview with Le Monde newspaper (number of subscribers) It was published on Tuesday 4 October that the Europeans were affected by Qatar’s referral of the 2022 World Cup, citing “TransformationMichel Platini is in this file.

I agree with (Sepp) Blatter (then the president of FIFA) : European voters tip the scalesSays Jerome Valcke, when asked about awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar and not the United States, also the candidates.I do not accuse (Nicolas) Sarkozy or Michel (Platini) of corruption, but it is clear that there has been a change of opinion of the Europeans.”, confirms the former Secretary General of the International Federation.

There was a reversal, a sudden change in Michele connected to something. Either realizing that Qatar was the best candidate, or a lunch where it was all discussed. Previously, Michele was pro-USIn his remarks, Jerome Valcke refers to a luncheon on November 23, 2010, which would have brought together the French president at the time, Nicolas Sarkozy, Michel Platini and two senior Qatari leaders, Crown Prince Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani – who became emir in June 2013 – and Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani, then prime minister.

The French justice has opened an investigation into the case ofPositive and negative corruptionRegarding the awarding of the controversial 2022 World Cup to Qatar and the November 23, 2010 lunch is at the heart of the issue. Nine days later, on December 2, 2010, the Gulf country was selected to host the World Cup, by 14 votes to eight.

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Michel Platini, who voted for Qatar, was placed in police custody in 2019 in this case, before he was released from prison without any charges against him. French investigators heard Sepp Blatter as a witness in November 2021.

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