Former president of UEFA, head of European football and three-time Ballon d’Or winner Platini has been arrested.
The former France international captain was detained by French police on Tuesday morning in Nanterre,
as a part of the investigation into corruption surrounding the 2022 World Cup hosting rights given to Qatar.
Platini was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police (OCLCIFF) on Tuesday morning for questioning.
French legend was elected in 2007 and served as president until 2015 when he was banned by the FIFA Ethics Committee for a series of breaches.
Platini was crowned Ballon d’Or winner three times in a row between 1983 and 1985
Qatar was controversially awarded the right to host the 2022 World Cup in 2010, which was announced at the same time as Russia winning the right to stage the 2018 tournament
Allegations of corruption and bribery within FIFA raised questions over the legitimacy of the bid from Qatar.
Michel Platini has been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in the Qatar 2022 World Cup bidding process.
As part of the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup, Platini, then head of European football, voted for Qatar.
Platini was expelled over a “disloyal payment” of £1.35m he received from then- FIFA president Sepp Blatter in 2011.
Michel claimed previous year that he had been cleared by Swiss judges and is taking legal action over defamation and false accusation.
After being cleared, he had said: ‘I will come back – where, when, how? It is too early to tell. But I will come back to football.’