>> No way back from the disgraced head of European football. UEFA announcing the research for success of Michele Platine is now official.>> I would like to start by telling of the decision of the executive committees that the next extraordinary congress, which will be an elective congress, will take place on the 14th of September of 2016 in Athens.
>> The rumor mill already connecting the head of Dutch football with the job>> Platini was one of the sports most powerful figures until he became embroiled in the corruption scandal plaguing soccer's governing body, FIFA. His downfall was the claim Sepp Blatter paid him more than $2 million in 2011 for work carried out a decade earlier.
The date of the election means UEFA will have no president during its showpiece European championships in France in June, an event Platini is unsure he can even attend.