"Michel Platini has organized everything” says the Swiss executive, who is suspended by FIFA's Ethics Committee. What everything did the Frenchman organize, who is also suspended for the next three months and threatened his candidacy for the presidency of the World Football Federation? In his interview to the Russian news agency, Blatter revealed that not only was determined to ‘give’ the World Cup 2018 to Russia, prior to the conduct of the vote, but turned against Platini.
"The issue is personal. Platini had always wanted to be president of FIFA, but he didn’t have the courage to run for president in 2015 "initially said Blatter, adding:" It is common that the chairmen of UEFA to get infected by the anti-FIFA virus. Before becoming President of the European Federation we were very good friends, but it then changed. Not invited to the EURO 2008 and then I decided not to attend the competitions. He decided to show a disregard for the World Federation. Corruption began to FIFA by Platini, was the way to turn against me. The crisis at the World Federation is not a matter of crime and it will be proved. Eventually he began to create a prejudice against me. Who threw all this mud? Who said in each statement that Blatter should go? He brought politics into football. "
Blatter also mentioned the payment of two million euros, which were transferred (wrongly?) into Platini's account for consultancy services rendered by the French. "We signed a contract, but not for that amount. He worked for me until 2002, when he went to the Executive Committee of FIFA and UEFA. Then, the contract was canceled "was the comment of the outgoing President of FIFA.