Platini is rooting for Israel
UEFA MICHEL Platini has confessed to Israel FA chairman Avi Luzon that he recently led his daughter to the “chupah” in Paris. Platini, whose wife, Krystal, is Jewish, said that his new sonin-law is from a Tunisian Jewish family called Tayib.
Luzon and Platini also discussed football when they met in Switzerland last week. The Uefa President said he hoped to help clubs in smaller countries by ending seeding for the draw of the third qualifying round of the Champions League, giving the Israeli champions a greater chance of reaching the lucrative group stage.
The former French international also reveald that Uefa would consider Israel’s application to host the European Under 19 Championship finals in 2009.
Luzon and Platini signed protocols for the Uefa PRO licence course which will begin next February in Israel for senior coaches including Chelsea manager Avram Grant and national team coach Dror Kashtan.