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UEFA president Michel Platini is to stand for re-election, he announced today.

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Uefa president Michel Platini has promised Liverpool that European football's governing body is doing all that it can to avoid scheduling a Champions League tie on the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

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