Michel Platini was detained for his connection to a criminal investigation relating to corruption allegations over Fifa's decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Platini is the most public figure to be taken into custody since investigations initiated by France's Parquet National Financier was opened 2 years ago. 

The PNF is responsible for investigating serious financial crime.

The main focus of the investigation is said to surround a lunch between Platini and Nicolas Sarkozy before the Fifa vote, which also relates to the eventual purchase of PSG.