AP Sources: Platini to run for FIFA post

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GENEVA (AP) Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week.

Two officials familiar with Platini's plans have told The Associated Press that the FIFA vice president has made a decision to try to succeed Sepp Blatter. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Platini has not announced his candidacy.

The officials said that the UEFA president and former France great has been encouraged to run by most leaders of FIFA's continental confederations.

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