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Platini vows to return to soccer after Swiss justice move

PARIS (AP) Banned former UEFA President and FIFA vice president Michel Platini says he is planning to return to soccer after Swiss federal prosecutors confirmed he was not being charged in an investigation into possible financial wrongdoing.

Platini says in a statement it's "the end of a long nightmare for my family and those close to me."

Since September 2015, the former France midfielder had the status of "between a witness and an accused person" in criminal proceedings opened against then-FIFA President Sepp Blatter. No criminal case was ever opened against Platini.

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