English FA suspends support for Platini’s FIFA candidacy

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20150729_Reuters_PlatiniUEFA President Michel Platini is seen during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Reuters: The English Football Association has suspended support for Michel Platini’s bid to become FIFA president, after learning “more information relating to the issues at the centre of this case from Platini’s lawyers”.

In a statement issued on its website (www.theFA.com), the FA said that “as a result of learning this information, the FA board has on Friday morning concluded that it must suspend its support for Platini’s candidature for the FIFA Presidency until the legal process has been concluded and the position is clear.”

Platini, president of European soccer’s governing body UEFA, denies any wrongdoing.