Platini hails Blatter's 'brave' resignation

2015-06-02 22:53
Michel Platini (AFP Photo)

Zurich - UEFA president Michel Platini hailed the resignation of FIFA leader Sepp Blatter on Tuesday as a brave and difficult decision.

"It was a difficult decision, a brave decision, and the right decision," Platini said in a statement.

Asked whether the Frenchman would be a candidate to succeed Blatter, the UEFA press service said there would "no more statements today."

Platini had called several times for Blatter to resign.

But he announced last year that he would not be a challenger to Blatter who was reelected to his post only last Friday.

Platini, who turns 60 later this month, has not ruled out standing in the future.


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