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Tues Lunch Sport: Platini "In Custody"; Champions/Europa League Draw Rnd 1 from 1.30pm

: 06/18/2019 - 13:00

The former UEFA President and European Championship winning captain, Michel Platini is in custody in France over an investigation into the awarding of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar.

The former Ballon D'Or winning footballer was taken into custody this morning by anti-corruption police in France, and is reportedly being held at the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police outside Paris.

Platini was banned from football for 8 years in 2015 by a FIFA Ethics Committee over a 2 million Swiss francs 'disloyal payment' from former FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Platini, who has always denied wrongdoing, admitted he did have lunch with the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the now Emir of Qatar a month before the vote in 2010, but that he'd already decided to vote for Qatar beforehand.

Dundalk will be in the hat for this afternoon's Champions League first qualifying round draw, which gets underway in Nyon at 1.30.

Vinny Perth's side are seeded so they will avoid the likes of Celtic, Rosenborg and BATE Borisov.

Cork City, Shamrock Rovers and St Patrick's Athletic will all be in the draw for the first qualifying round of the Europa League.

Cork are seeded, but Rovers and Pats are both unseeded.

The Draws begin at 1.30.

At the Women’s World Cup, in Group C today, Italy, who have already qualified, play Brazil.  Jamaica play Australia.

Tipperary GAA has confirmed that Patrick 'Bonner' Maher has ruptured his anterioir cruciate ligament and will miss the remainder of the championship.

The two-time All Star landed awkwardly during the win over All-Ireland champions Limerick on Sunday.

Cathal Barrett will undergo a scan later this evening to access the extent of his hamstring injury.

Tipp will next face Limerick again in the Munster final on Sunday June 30th.

Ireland's Under 20s lost 30 points to 23 to England in their World Rugby Championship fifth place play off in Argentina.

Ireland will play New Zealand in the seventh / eighth place play off on Saturday.

Last night’s club GAA Results

Reserve Football Leagues
 Div 1 Semi Finals
Naas 4-13 Celbridge 2-9
Div 2 Semi Finals
Round Towers 4-14 Eadestown 4-7
Raheens 3-14 Carbury 0-12
Div 3 Semi Finals
Sarsfields 0-22 Kilcullen 0-8
Castledermot 1-13 Rathangan 1-10
Div 4 Semi Finals
Athgarvan 3-10 Kildangan 1-12
Sallins 3-8 Ellistown 1-9
Div 5 Semi Final
Ballymore Eustace 1-14 St. Laurences 1-7
Tonight’s club GAA fixtures
Haven Hire Senior Hurling Leagues
Div 1 Semi Finals
Naas V Éire Óg Corra Choill
Confey GAA V Coill Dubh

Div 3 Semi Finals
Naas V Sarsfields
Broadford V Sallins

It's day one of Royal Ascot from 2.30.

There are 3 Group 1 races on the card.

Aidan O'Brien is the odds on favourite to be crowned top trainer.

There’s also racing in Sligo, beginning at 5.40.


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