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Uefa unhappy with Fifa reform report

The divisions between Uefa and Fifa president Sepp Blatter have grown after a report into reform proposals was watered down.

German magazine Der Spiegel claims criticism of Blatter by independent governance committee chairman Mark Pieth was removed from his final report by FIFA's legal adviser Marco Villiger.

Michel Platini, left, and Sepp Blatter, right, aren't on the best of terms. Credit: PA

Pedro Pinto, a spokesman for Uefa president Michel Platini, said: "The latest revelations regarding the Pieth report show that Fifa's independent governance committee was anything but independent.

"Uefa has always wondered why it was criticised by Mr Pieth and wrongly accused of blocking Fifa reforms. Now we understand why and where it all came from."


Liverpool player rushed to hospital with head injury

Sam Hart was injured during the 3-0 youth win over Basel. Credit: PA

Liverpool under-19 defender Sam Hart has been rushed to hospital after suffering a head injury in Tuesday's UEFA Youth League group stage victory over Basel.

Medics provided the 18 year-old defender with oxygen and treated him on the pitch for 13 minutes after a nasty clash of heads in the penalty box during Liverpool's 3-0 win.

The Bolton-born teenager joined the Reds from rivals Man United during the 2012-13 season.


Michel Platini will not stand for Fifa presidency

Uefa president Michel Platini has ruled out standing for the Fifa presidency.

Michel Platini. Credit: Reuters

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.

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