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Former FIFA executive admits World Cup draw was fixed

5 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

Michel Platini admitted the 1998 World Cup draw was fixed. Platini was booted out of FIFA and UEFA after revelations he had received a “disloyal payment” of $1.8 million from disgraced world boss Sepp Blatter. But the midfield ace, who was the France boss between 1988 and 1992, admitted he was involved in a plot...
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Platini says the 1998 World Cup draw was fixed so champions France wouldn't face Brazil until the final

Platini says the 1998 World Cup draw was fixed so champions France wouldn't face Brazil until the final

5 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

This isn't really all that surprising considering FIFA's past, but it is a staggering admission
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Former UEFA boss Michel Platini says 1998 World Cup draw was fixed

5 monthes ago   |   By Washingtonpost

Michel Platini says he used a 'little trickery' so that host France could avoid Brazil until the final.
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Michel Platini: ‘Trickery' used to ensure France-Brazil World Cup final

5 monthes ago   |   By The Scotsman

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has claimed “a little trickery” was used in the 1998 World Cup draw to increase the chances of France and Brazil meeting in the final.
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Platini says 1998 World Cup draw ‘trickery' helped France

5 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

PARIS - France soccer great Michel Platini says "a little trickery" in the 1998 World Cup draw ensured his home country would avoid Brazil until the final which it won in Paris.
Platini, who led the tournament organizing committee, tells radio station France Bleu "when we organized the calendar, we did a little trickery."
He says it ensured France and Brazil would be in opposite halves of the knockout draw if each won its group.
The December 1997 draw in Marseille was overseen by FIFA's then-secretary general, Sepp Blatter.
Defending champion Brazil was in Group A, and France went to Group...
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Was the 1998 World Cup in France fixed? Michel Platini's comments explained

5 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

France coach Didier Deschamps explains why Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette didn't make his World Cup squad.
Michel Platini has said France used "trickery" to influence the 1998 World Cup group stage draw. We take a look at the background.
So what happened?
Platini said France wanted to ensure the hosts and reigning champions Brazil could not meet until the final, therefore ensuring "everyone's dream" by meeting in the final.
How did they do this?
As with most tournament draws, the knockout rounds fall into two halves - therefore four group winners cannot meet any of the winners of...
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Michel Platini: 1998 World Cup draw 'trickery' influenced draw

5 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

Michel Platini has admitted he "did a little
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'Trickery & shenanigans' - Platini's 1998 World Cup draw claim

5 monthes ago   |   By BBC

Disgraced former Uefa president Michel Platini claims there was "a little trickery" in place for the 1998 World Cup draw.
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Michel Platini: 1998 World Cup Draw Fixed for France to Avoid Brazil Until Final

5 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Former UEFA president Michel Platini said Thursday that "a little trickery" was used to increase the chances of a France vs. Brazil final at the 1998 World Cup...
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