Former UEFA head Platini detained over Qatar World Cup award | DW News

Former UEFA President Michel Platini has been detained in connection with a corruption investigation into the awarding of the 2022 Soccer World Cup to Qatar in 2010. Platini is being held for questioning by French authorities at the anti-corruption office outside Paris. The decision to award the tournament to Qatar was controversial. Platini originally said he was going to vote for the US but then changed his mind after a meeting with the leader of the Gulf state.

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