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I’m best man for FIFA, insists banned ‘knight’ Platini

European football supremo Michel Platini insisted that he remains the best man to lead scandal-hit FIFA despite currently being suspended from the sport.

The French legend, one of seven candidates to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, believes that his experience as a player, coach and administrator far outstrips any of his six rivals.

“In all modesty, I am the best-placed to lead world football,” Platini, 60, told Swiss daily Le Matin in an interview in which he even went on to compare himself to a medieval knight.

“I am the only one to have a broad vision for football.” 

Platini and Blatter are both suspended for 90 days while an investigation is carried out into a controversial 1.8 million euro payment made by the FIFA chief to the Frenchman in 2011. “I have been a player, coach of the French team, a club official at Nancy, organiser of the World Cup and, today, the head of the most powerful football confederation, a mission that I have accomplished with honesty,” he added. 
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