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LONDON (AP) UEFA President Michel Platini wants to establish a European sports police force to tackle betting, corruption, match-fixing, doping and hooliganism.
Addressing the UEFA Congress in London on Friday, Platini said that his previous calls have been ignored by governments for six years.
"Given the absence of any reaction and the lack of awareness on the part of politicians, I renew that call today," Platini said. "And if, by misfortune, this call again falls on deaf ears, I ask that each country, at the very least, adopts specific provisions of national legislation addressing the issue of match-fixing, in order to finally have the legal tools necessary to rigorously punish these cheats."