Platini says he does not regret accepting the 2 million Swiss francs. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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FIFA banned the French football legend, president of UEFA since 2007, after an investigation into the 2 million Swiss francs that Blatter ordered him paid in 2011 for work carried out a decade earlier.Platini said he was withdrawing from the race for the FIFA election on Feb. 26 to clear his name. Platini was only re-elected as UEFA president in 2015 .Platini does not figure on the agenda for UEFA's Jan. 21-22 executive meeting in Nyon, Switzerland.Platini said he had done everything to make sure the tournament was held in France.Platini said Lambert had invited him.Platini, a former ally of the FIFA leader, last year called on Blatter to stand down as corruption scandals mounted around the body.
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