Former Uefa president Michel Platini is being wondered by means of French anti-corruption investigators over the awarding of the 2022 Global Cup to Qatar.
Platini, 63, was once head of Eu soccer’s governing frame till being banned in 2015 for ethics breaches.
The previous France midfielder and three-time Ballon d’Or winner has at all times denied any wrongdoing.
Qatar beat bids from USA, Australia, South Korea and Japan in 2010.
Platini is in custody and being wondered in Nanterre, a suburb in western Paris.
Officers had been investigating alleged corruption attached to the 2018 and 2022 Global Cups for the previous two years and have been reported to have interviewed Sepp Blatter, the previous president of global governing frame Fifa, in 2017.
Platini was once banned over a 2m Swiss francs (£1.3m) “disloyal fee” from Blatter, who was once additionally banned from soccer for his phase within the subject. Blatter has additionally at all times denied any wrongdoing.
Platini’s eight-year ban was once later diminished to 4 on enchantment and can expire in October 2019.
Qatar’s bid staff has been up to now accused of corruption, however was once cleared following a two-year Fifa inquiry.