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UEFA complain to FIFA over 'smear campaign' against President Michel Platini


UEFA have complained to Football's world governing body FIFA over an alleged smear campaign against Michel Platini.

The Frenchman has confirmed that he will stand in the election to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA President

UEFA has asked world football's governing body to explain the apparent distribution from their headquarters of a document entitled 'Platini: Skeletons in the closet'.

"I can confirm that Uefa general secretary Gianni Infantino sent a letter of complaint to FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke," a UEFA spokesman said.

"We have asked FIFA to investigate the origin of this article because we are concerned by the reports of an alleged smear campaign against the UEFA president.

"Copies of this letter were also sent to [FIFA's independent chief ethics investigator] Cornel Borbely and [chairman of FIFA's audit and compliance committee] Domenico Scala for ethics and transparency reasons."

The article was sent anonymously to several newspapers in Germany.

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