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Monday Kickoff: Platini, Kompany, Welbeck and more


UEFA is set to undergo some changes in leadership, while two international stars could miss the federation’s biggest tournament.

Michel Platini will resign as UEFA president after the Court of Arbitration for Sport opted not to overturn his ban from the game. The CAS’s three-man appeal panel reduced Platini’s ban from six to four years, but the Frenchman will resign from his post at UEFA’s next congress. (REPORT)

Vincent Kompany has undergone groin surgery and will be out of action for up to four months. The injury will keep the defender out of this summer’s Euro 2016 as well as the start of the next Premier League season. (REPORT)

Danny Welbeck could miss Euro 2016 after suffering a knee injury against Manchester City over the weekend. (REPORT)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been voted Ligue 1 Player of the Year. (REPORT)

Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka insists that no offer as been made from Arsenal or any other club. (REPORT)

Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo says he is open to a switch to the Chinese Super League. (REPORT)


Alejandro Bedoya scored a goal for Nantes to lead the contingent of Americans Abroad. (READ)

Columbus Crew forward Kei Kamara lashed out at teammate Federico Higuain following the Crew’s tie with the Montreal Impact on Saturday. (READ)

New York Red Bulls defender Karl Ouimette was injured by a kick to the back from Pittsburgh Riverhounds forward Romeo Parkes on Saturday night. (READ)

Bob Bradley’s Le Havre are unlikely to gain promotion following FC Metz’s victory on Friday.


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