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GENEVA---Michel Platini is set
to announce tomorrow if he will
challenge former mentor Sepp
Blatter for the Fifa presidency.
The UEFA president will meet
the leaders of his 54 member fed-
erations at the Champions
League draw in Monaco before
holding a news conference to
explain his decision.
"He will present his plan and
they will give him their feedback,"
UEFA spokesman Pedro Pinto
told the Associated Press on
Tuesday. "It is always his policy
to consult the national associa-
tions before making a big deci-
Platini is the long-time favorite
to succeed Blatter, but would
have a daunting task to unseat a
rival who turns 79 before election
day next May.
Blatter has led Fifa since 1998
and a successful, profitable World
Cup only boosted his standing
with football officials who show
little desire for change.
Five of Fifa s six continental
bodies already supported Blatter s
expected candidacy at pre-tour-
nament meetings in Brazil.
Europe alone publicly opposed
Platini said then that Fifa
"needs a breath of fresh air."
"In the future I won t support
Blatter anymore. I ve told him
that," Platini said on the eve of
the World Cup in Sao Paulo.
Still, Blatter appeared confident
and relishing a contest this month
when he called out critics he did
"Don t speak---go out and
fight," Blatter said at an annual
event for his charity foundation
in Switzerland. "And I am happy
to fight. But if you take the risk
(to be in the election) you also
have the chance to lose."
Blatter has yet to formally
declare his candidacy with Fifa
setting a January deadline. The
May 29 election is a secret ballot
of Fifa s 209 member countries
Now 59, Platini seemed the
natural heir to Blatter when the
former France great was re-elect-
ed by acclaim to lead UEFA in
Blatter had a front-row seat
then in Paris, and had earlier
assured European officials he
would leave Fifa if they helped
elect him to a final four-year
Blatter has steadily shifted from
that pledge, provoking senior
UEFA officials to urge him in
Brazil to step aside.
After a hostile meeting in Sao
Paulo, Netherlands federation
president Michael van Praag
emerged as a possible UEFA-
backed alternative to Platini.
Platini has been rewarded for
patience before. He won the
UEFA presidency in 2007, in a
close-fought vote against Lennart
Johansson, after deciding not to
challenge the longtime incum-
bent from Sweden in 2002.
LONDON---Despite never winning a
trophy with the so-called "golden gen-
eration," Frank Lampard retired from
England duty yesterday having pro-
vided his greatest legacy to football
in one game he d rather forget.
The midfielder prompted the intro-
duction of goal-line technology when
he was denied a clear goal in England s
humiliating 4-1 loss to Germany at the
2010 World Cup.
The referee s mistake was so glaring
that FIFA President Sepp Blatter quickly
reversed his long-standing opposition
to goal-line technology. For the 2014
World Cup, FIFA used cameras in sta-
diums to instantly determine if a ball
had crossed the line.
But as football entered a new era in
Brazil, Lampard was in the final act of
an international career that began in
1999. The 36-year-old midfielder made
just one appearance at the World Cup,
earning a 106th and final cap in a 0-
0 draw against Costa Rica when Eng-
land was already out of contention to
advance from the group stage.
With the inquest into England s
worst-ever World Cup showing still
continuing, Lampard decided to follow
captain Steven Gerrard into international
retirement and leave qualifying for the
2016 European Championship to
"It has been a very tough decision
for me to make, which is why I have
given it so much thought since the
World Cup," Lampard said in a state-
ment. "I have always been exceptionally
proud and honoured to represent my
country and have to say looking back
I have enjoyed every minute of wearing
the England shirt."
Lampard has just embarked on a new
phase of his club career after a trophy-
laden, 13-year spell at Chelsea was
ended by the club in May. He joined
New York City FC, which sent him
back to the Premier League on loan to
partner club Manchester City to prepare
for the Major League Soccer team s
debut in 2015.
"Due to my club career now going
in a different direction it is of utmost
importance for me to consider my fam-
ily first---also, to concentrate on how
I can perform consistently to the best
of my abilities over my next few years
in club football," Lampard said.
Lampard s announcement comes a
month after the 34-year-old Gerrard
also decided to focus on his club career
at Liverpool. Their international retire-
ments draw a line under a debate that
dominated England discussion for
years---whether Gerrard and Lampard
could play together in midfield.
Alongside David Beckham, Michael
Owen, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand
they were part of a group of players
who emerged in the late 1990s dubbed
the "golden generation" by the Football
Association. But they never came close
to winning England s first trophy since
the 1966 World Cup, reaching the quar-
terfinals with Lampard at Euro 2004
and the 2006 World Cup.
Now England coach Roy Hodgson is
trying to rebuild the team before Euro
2016 qualifying begins against Switzer-
land next month, with the squad
announced on Thursday. Manchester
United captain Wayne Rooney is
expected to assume the England arm-
band from Gerrard.
"I feel very confident that, with Roy
Hodgson in charge, the young players
that we have coming through and the
changes that are being made throughout
the development of the youth system
in this country, we will have success
in the future and a team that this coun-
try deserves," Lampard said.
Lampard is joint sixth on the England
appearances leaderboard, alongside
Bobby Charlton, having scored 29 goals
and been denied a 30th in that 2010
World Cup game against Germany.
"To reach in excess of 100 interna-
tional caps is something very few pro-
fessionals achieve and he is in exalted
company," Hodgson said. "He has
served the national team quite brilliantly
during his 15-year international career.
It is with regret that I accept and under-
stand the decision he s made."
Retired goalkeeper Peter Shilton holds
the England record with 125 appearances
followed by former captain Beckham
from England Platini set to announce Fifa election plan
England's Frank Lampard applauds
England fans after the group D World
Cup soccer match between Costa Rica
and England at the Mineirao Stadium
in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The match
ended in a 0-0 draw. Lampard has
retired from England's national team
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