FA Suspends Platini FIFA Presidency Backing

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It is all going bad for Platini, as the English Football Association (FA) has suspended its support for his presidency bid, until the results of a probe into his activities.

UEFA Stands Behind Platini

Platini has been tipped to replace Blatter at the helm of FIFA, who was forced to resign his post following the corruption scandal that rocked the body in May.

However, following reports that the UEFA chief faces charges of his own, the FA has withdrawn all form of support until further notice.

“The FA supports the statement issued by UEFA on Thursday 15 October concerning the ethics case against Michel Platini,” the association said.

UEFA Wants Platini Investigation Resolved Quickly

“This statement expressed respect for the significant work performed by Mr Platini at UEFA, requested that he be afforded due process in contesting the charges, and encouraged the relevant bodies involved to reach a final decision on the merits of the case by mid-November.

“The FA wishes Mr Platini every success in fighting these charges and clearing his name, and has no interest in taking any action that jeopardises this process.

“However, notwithstanding the above, at the UEFA meeting on Thursday, The FA learnt more information relating to the issues at the centre of this case from Mr Platini’s lawyers.

“We have been instructed that the information must be kept confidential and therefore we cannot go into specifics.

“As a result of learning this information, The FA Board has on Friday morning concluded that it must suspend its support for Mr Platini’s candidature for the FIFA Presidency until the legal process has been concluded and the position is clear.”

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