Platini re-elected president of Uefa with acclamation

MICHEL Platini was re-elected unopposed as president of European soccer’s governing body at the Uefa congress on Tuesday, while Fifa counterpart Sepp Blatter announced he would not stand again after 2015.
 Platini, whose first four years were highlighted by the Financial Fair Play scheme designed to stop clubs from spending their way to oblivion, was the only candidate to register for the Uefa election before December’s deadline.
 His term will expire in 2015 when Blatter, president of world soccer’s ruling body since 1998, will call it a day provided he beats Mohamed bin Hammam in the presidential election this June.
 Platini, re- elected by acclamation and visibly moved after being given a standing ovation, would not comment on whether he planned to run for the Fifa presidency in 2015.
 “Ask me in three years’ time,” he told reporters with a Gallic shrug. – Reuters
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