Platini rules out FIFA role
Published : 28 May 2011 16:30:06
UEFA president Michel Platini is adamant there is "no possibility" he will run for the presidency of FIFA after the election next week was thrown into chaos by bribery allegations.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter will appear at a FIFA ethics committee hearing on Sunday to answer a complaint made by his rival for the presidency Mohamed Bin Hammam, who faces a separate charge of bribery along with one of the organisation's vice-presidents Jack Warner.
"I have just been voted in for four years at UEFA and there is just no possibility (of going to FIFA)," Platini told BBC Sport.
"If there is an election then a new president will be elected for four years.
"If there is no election then it will be complicated, but I don't know what will happen."
Blatter admitted he also did not know what would happen if both presidential candidates were suspended on Sunday and that this was a "strange moment" for the governing body.
"I am concerned because I am vice-president," he added.
"The governing body of football has to be clean, has to be good, has to think about what the values of football are and things like that.
"We know perhaps in the big assemblies there are not so clean people, like with journalists, football players, in music, politicians. Let's go to the executive committee, the disciplinary committee, let the people have some evidence and take a decision after that."
Warner and Bin Hammam face lengthy bans should the corruption allegations made by fellow executive committee member Chuck Blazer be proven.