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Platini refuses to talk FIFA issues

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MONACO (AP) Michel Platini apologized Friday for refusing to discuss FIFA issues at his first news conference since announcing his bid for president of the governing body last month.

UEFA had said its president would reveal campaign ideas and take questions at his annual meeting with international media in Monaco on the sidelines of the Champions League draw.

"I know why you all came and I know what you're interested in hasn't been discussed today," Platini said in French, closing a one-hour session by apologizing. "I know you are entitled to ask your questions but I am also entitled not to reply to them."