Michel Platini Running for FIFA Presidency in the Best of the Week

  • Platini's Choice
    1/15 Michel Platini's decision to run for the presidency of FIFA stands out in the best stories of the week.
  • Michel Platini confirms he's standing for FIFA presidency
    2/15 Michel Platini has confirmed that he will stand as a candidate in next year's FIFA presidential election. The France and Juventus legend has spent eight years as UEFA president since succeeding Lennart Johansson and is now seeking to replace Sepp Blatter in the top job at FIFA.
  • PSG 2-0 Lyon: Blanc's men seal Trophee des Champions
    3/15 Paris Saint-Germain defeated Lyon 2-0 in the Trophee des Champions showdown. Serge Aurier headed in the first goal from close range following a set-piece, before Edinson Cavani lashed a half-volley high into the net as PSG took complete control inside 20 minutes. Lyon saw Gonalons dismissed after the midfielder picked up a second caution for a foul on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
  • Miguel Herrera sacked after altercation with Mexican journalist
    4/15 Mexico has fired head coach Miguel Herrera just days after he led the team to the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup title. Herrera was involved in an altercation with a Mexican reporter Christian Martinoli of TV Azteca at the Philadelphia airport less than 24 hours after El Tri won their seventh Gold Cup championship with a 3-1 victory over Jamaica.
  • Bayern Munich complete Arturo Vidal signing from Juventus
    5/15 Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal for a fee in the region of €40 million. The Chile international has sealed his move to the Bundesliga champions after successfully undergoing a medical.
  • Vladimir Putin believes Sepp Blatter deserves Nobel Prize for work
    6/15 FIFA chief Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel prize for his work, according to Russian president Vladimir Putin. Putin - who has been outspoken in his condemnation of the corruption investigations targeting FIFA - has launched a staunch defence of Blatter and the heads of similar sporting groups across the globe.
  • Jose Mourinho launches stinging attack on Rafael Benitez
    7/15 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho unleashed a stunning attack on Real Madrid counterpart Rafael Benitez, whilst poking fun at the latter's weight. Benitez's wife, Montse, caused a stir when she claimed her husband is always tidying up after Mourinho, having coached Inter, Chelsea and now Real. " The lady is a bit confused, with all respect… I think the lady needs to occupy her time and if she takes care of her husband's diet she will have less time to speak about me."
  • Rafael Benitez cools Jose Mourinho war of words
    8/15 Rafael Benitez has opted to play down the reignited feud between himself and Jose Mourinho, instead looking only to "speak about football" at a news conference. Benitez responded: "I'm the Real Madrid coach. I like football, I understand football and for this reason I only speak about football".
  • Sergio Romero signs for Manchester United
    9/15 Sergio Romero has completed his transfer to Manchester United, effectively ending Victor Valdes' career at Old Trafford. Manchester United have confirmed the capture of goalkeeper Romero from Sampdoria on a three-year deal.
  • Tigres UANL 0-0 River Plate: River lose Gallardo in Copa Libertadores final first leg
    10/15 River Plate frustrated Tigres UANL, holding the Liga MX club to a 0-0 home draw in the Copa Libertadores final's first leg, but the Argentines will be without their coach and a player next week. A first-half yellow card to Gabriel Mercado means the fullback will be suspended for the second leg in Buenos Aires, while River coach Marcelo Gallardo will watch the game from the stands after being sent off in Mexico.
  • MLS All-Stars 2-1 Tottenham: Kaka shines brightest in showpiece event
    11/15 Major League Soccer displayed its global star power in the MLS All-Star game, with a pair of newcomers proving the North American league is rejuvenated after the departures of Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry. Kaka and David Villa wasted no time in making an impact for the MLS All-Stars in a 2-1 victory over Tottenham, with the Brazilian and Spanish players scoring in a three-minute span in the first half.
  • Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea: Wenger breaks Mourinho jinx to lift Community Shield
    12/15 Arsene Wenger finally beat rival manager Jose Mourinho at the 14th time of asking as Arsenal emerged with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium. The Gunners had gone over 500 minutes without netting against the Blues until Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the scoring in the first half.
  • Davies wins Malaysian WorldSBK race 2 after last corner move
    13/15 Race 2 of the Pirelli Malaysian Round of this year’s eni FIM Superbike World Championship was won by Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) after a turn one incident saw Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) crash out of contention with Tom Sykes and Alex Lowes having to take avoiding action.
  • Caterine Ibarguen wins Diamond Race title
    14/15 Reigning world champion Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia has completed a hat-trick of Diamond Race titles after winning the women's triple jump event at the Stockholm leg of the IAAF Diamond League. Ibarguen extended her impressive unbeaten record to 28 competitions with her fifth round effort of 14.69 metres.
  • NFL upholds Tom Brady's four-game 'Deflategate' suspension
    15/15 Finally, the National Football League has upheld a four-game suspension of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady for his role in the football tampering scandal known as "Deflategate," involving the destruction of Brady's cell pone.

Michel Platini's decision to run for the presidency of FIFA stands out in the best stories of the week.