Police detain ex-UEFA president Platini over Qatar World Cup bid

0:00

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been detained by police in France as part of an investigation into the decision to award the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar.

The French Ministry of Justice confirmed that anti-corruption officers took the 63-year-old in for questioning in the Parisian suburb of Nanterre on Tuesday morning.

Platini is currently serving a four-year ban from football after FIFA's Ethics Committee found that he received a "disloyal payment" from former FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

A statement from the Ministry of Justice, given to Omnisport, read: "Platini was taken in for questioning on Tuesday by officers of the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police.

"Following questioning, he was detained."

Source Omnisport