Sunday Times

EUROPEAN football’s governing body, Uefa. could consider promoting a rival competition to Fifa’s World Cup as part of an overall plan to break ties with Sepp Blatter’s organisation.

Officials led by Michel Platini, Uefa’s president, will meet this weekend in Berlin where their showpiece event, the Champions League Final between Barcelona and Juventus, takes place.

Platini, the former French star player who became a Fifa power broker, failed to persuade Blatter to step down when the two men met in Zurich on Thursday. He now says that all options are open and this includes Uefa leaving Fifa.


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