Platini remains head of UEFA

Michel Platini will be the president of the European football governing body for another four years.

The Frenchman was unrivaled at Tuesday’s UEFA Congress after proving popular among Europe’s 53 nations.

Platini has opened up UEFA’s Champions League and former UEFA Cup-turned Europa League competitions to more mid-ranking teams.

He has also introduced financialrules designed to curb clubs’ reckless spending.

Platini pledges to fight both violence off the pitch and match-fixing linked to betting rings.

The ceremony of his re-election was watched by FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his challenger Mohamed bin Hammam, who will be competing for the FIFA presidency in June.

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