Platini eyes 2019 FIFA presidency bid

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VIENNA (AP) Michel Platini has his eye on one last challenge in 2019, the year FIFA will elect its president.

Given four more years to lead European soccer's governing body on Tuesday, Platini hinted at a news conference that he won't seek another UEFA mandate. Platini, who turns 60 in June, later told reporters that he has only one job left to do in his career.

"If I have to do something it is the last thing," the former France great said at a post-election briefing. "I will be 64, there is a last thing to do. I don't know if I want to go in UEFA or I want to go in FIFA or I want to go in another part of the world."


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