Missing ex-Uefa executive found in Switzerland

Bernard Ross, who disappeared from his home in Oxford, UK, in October, has presented himself to police in the Swiss canton of Vaud.

Missing ex-Uefa executive found in Switzerland
Uefa headquarters in Nyon. Photo: Patrick Nouhailler
The 51-year-old former TV executive was recently diagnosed as bipolar, and fears mounted for his welfare as it was believed he would have run out of medication. 
His friends and family were convinced that Ross may have headed to Nyon, where he worked until December 2016. 
Police stepped up the search, with his former colleagues at Uefa scouring hotels, restaurants and shops in the area, wife Jacinta Ross told La Tribune de Genève.
This Wednesday Vaud police said in a statement that Ross had presented himself to the authorities and was being given medical care.
Speaking to La Tribune de Genève, Jacinta Ross said she had talked to her husband and he was confused, but ok. 
“He’s not aware of how long has passed since he left home,” she said. 


Disgraced former Uefa boss Platini to Swiss TV: ‘I’ll be back’

Former UEFA president Michel Platini told Swiss television channel RTS on Friday he "will be back" as his ban from football for ethics violations finishes on October 7.

Disgraced former Uefa boss Platini to Swiss TV: 'I'll be back'

Platini, a former France captain, was stopped from partaking in all football-related activities in 2015 for receiving a two-million Swiss franc (1.8 million euros, $2 million) payment from ex-FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, who was suspended for six years.

“I will be back. I don't know where, I don't know how. I can't stay on the suspension, even if it's a suspension made by idiots,” Platini said.

“I was a victim of a form of a plot, yes, totally, between those at FIFA and those at the Swiss public ministry.

“There was an agreement between FIFA and them to sack me. I'm not going to say it was a plot by the Swiss state,” the 64-year-old added.

Football governing bodies have been dogged by corruption claims for over a decade, with the decisions by FIFA to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively coming under significant criticism. 

The decision to award the 2006 World Cup to Germany has also come under fire due to a bribery scandal involving former German national team captain Franz Beckenbauer.