An investigation by France's National Financial Prosecutor in connection to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has led to Michel Platini, the 63-year-old former president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), being taken into custody on Tuesday.

Sophie Dion, a former adviser to ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy, was also taken into custody in connection to the same investigation "targeting alleged active and passive bribery of anyone not exercising public function"...

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