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Soccer union FIFPro distances itself from link to Platini

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Soccer players’ union FIFPro distanced itself Friday from reports Michel Platini will be advising the organization's president.

French media reported that Platini, who has finished serving a four-year ban by FIFA for financial wrongdoing, would work with Philippe Piat.

“FIFPro would like to put on record that no such position has been discussed let alone agreed by the FIFPro board,” the Netherlands-based union said Friday in a single paragraph statement.