Inside Alipay's Uefa plans, Qatar drama for Platini, and IPOs for Wanda and Endeavor

Jun 19, 06:00 AM
As the banned former Uefa president Michel Platini faces police questioning in France, SportsPro editor at large Eoin Connolly and print editor Michael Long discuss the latest developments in the ongoing saga around Qatar 2022, corruption allegations, Fifa and world soccer. 

There's also time to consider a crowded summer soccer calendar, with the Copa America, Concacaf Gold Cup and Africa Cup of Nations colliding with the Fifa Women's World Cup, and to look into recent IPOs for Wanda Sports and the IMG and UFC owner Endeavor.

Meanwhile, with the Nations League Finals marking the start of the Chinese payment giant's eight-year sponsorship of Uefa, Alipay's Rita Liu (26.58) explains the rationale behind the partnership, and outlines what to expect from the company's international strategy in sport.