Uefa President Michel Platini said a payment to him being looked into by Swiss authorities was for work carried out under contract at Fifa.
The former France international was questioned as a witness on Friday about taking a “disloyal payment” of Fifa money in February 2011 for work performed between January 1999 and June 2002.
In a statement to the press Platini said: “I have always been open to supporting the relevant bodies and authorities in their investigative work and therefore cooperated fully.
“Regarding the payment that was made to me, I wish to state that this amount relates to work which I carried out under a contract with Fifa and I was pleased to have been able to clarify all matters relating to this with the authorities.”
Platini added: “I have always been open to supporting the relevant bodies and authorities in their investigative work and therefore cooperated fully.”
Criminal Proceedings Opened Against Fifa President Sepp Blatter
The payment was one of two instances that prompted Swiss authorities to open criminal proceedings against Sepp Blatter.
The Fifa president was also alleged to have signed a contract with Caribbean Football Union president Jack Warner that was “unfavourable” to Fifa.
Blatter’s lawyer, Richard Cullen, said in a statement: “Mr Blatter is co-operating and we are confident that when the Swiss authorities have a chance to review the documents and the evidence they will see that the contract was properly prepared and negotiated by the appropriate staff members of FIFA who were routinely responsible for such contracts, and certainly no mismanagement occurred.”
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