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Uefa president Michel Platini has announced he will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency of world football's governing body, Fifa.
Speaking at a press conference in Monaco, the Frenchman did not rule out a future contest, saying: "I said I can beat Mr Blatter, but perhaps we will know in four years or six years or ten years if there will be a fight with Mr Blatter."
Michel Platini said his commitment not to stand against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency was the best decision for Uefa.
Uefa president Michel Platini has ruled out standing for the Fifa presidency.
Platini, 59, was rumoured to be preparing to challenge current president Sepp Blatter in next year's election.
He previously said Fifa - which has been blighted by corruption allegations - needed a "new breath of fresh air".
But former France international told Uefa officials at a meeting in Monaco that he had opted against standing as he wanted to concentrate on leading European football's ruling body instead.