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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Platini elected Uefa president;

Former France captain Michel Platini has been elected as Uefa's new president, ahead of rival Lennart Johansson after a vote in Dusseldorf.
, who has promised to limit the maximum number of clubs each country can have in the Champions League to three, won by 27 votes to 23, with two ballots deemed invalid. He will serve as Uefa president for the next four years and will also be a Fifa vice-president.

revealed he would push on with his plans to re-shape the Champions League, with his sights set on the new format starting in 2009.
He said: "I talked about finding a better equilibrium for the number of clubs and that's for 2009-10".