Football legend Romario says Michel Platini worked with FIFA mafia for many years
Paris: Brazilian football legend Romario, currently a senator in his country, has said that none of the current candidates for the presidency of FIFA is 'credible', noting that former French superstar Michel Platini has collaborated for many years with the mafia that was in the world football governing body.
"Platini worked for many years with the mafia in FIFA. I'm not saying he is corrupt, but he has been affected by the system," Efe quoted Romario as saying in an interview with French newspaper L'Equipe, published on Thursday.
He added that if Platini elected as FIFA president, everything may be maintained unchanged.
Romario said that people must thank the FBI for their work to prosecute the FIFA leaders. He also thanked the South American Football Confederation and the Brazilian Football Confederation.
Romario, 1994 World Cup winner also expressed his confidence that the Brazilian team will qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.