VIENNA, March 24. /TASS/. Incumbent President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Michel Platini was reelected for another presidential term during the XXXIX Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna on Tuesday.
The deadline for the submission of candidacies for the post of the UEFA president passed on December 24 and Platini was the only registered candidate for the election this month.
Platini, 59, is a former French football player and manager. Considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time, Platini was elected for the post of UEFA president in January of 2007 and was reelected for the second term in March of 2011.
Last September, FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced that Platini would be the chief coordinator of Russia’s organization of the 2018 World Cup on behalf of the FIFA international football. Blatter said that Platini would chair Bureau 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which is a coordinating body on the organization of the global football event that would take place in Russia in less than four years.