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Subject: Platini withdraws from FIFA Coins
Content: Platini withdraws from  FIFA Coins  presidential race ByAssociated Press Published: 15:25 EST, 7 January 2016 | Updated: 15:26 EST, 7 January 2016 e-mail NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Michel Platini's dream of becoming the next FIFA president is over.Platini told. The Associated Press on Thursday that he remains determined to overturn the eight-year ban he was handed by FIFA's ethics committee last month, but that the deadline for the Feb. 26 election is too short and renders his candidacy impossible."I'm withdrawing from the race for FIFA presidency," Platini told the Associated Press in an interview. "The timing is not good for me. I don't have the means to fight on equal terms with the other candidates. I have not been given the chance to play the game. Bye bye FIFA, bye bye FIFA presidency." This image made from video shows Michel Platini in Nyon, Switzerland, Thursday Jan. 7, 2016. Platini told. The Associated Press on Thursday Jan. 7, 2016 that he remains determined to overturn the eight-year ban he was handed by FIFA's ethics  Buy FIFA Coins  committee last month, but that the deadline for the Feb. 26 election is too short and renders his candidacy impossible. (APTN via AP)Platini's bid to succeed Blatter and take football's top job was put on hold because of a payment he received from his former mentor back in 2011.