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Former France soccer great arrested in 2022 World Cup probe

PARIS (AP) Former UEFA president Michel Platini denied wrongdoing during police questioning Tuesday following his arrest as part of a corruption probe into the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Confirming a report by online news publication Mediapart, a judicial official told The Associated Press that Platini was placed in custody when he was summoned at the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police outside Paris. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation.

Platini, a former France soccer great, can either be released or formally charged after questioning ends.

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