UEFA President Michel Platini is to meet EU justice chief Franco Frattini to discuss problems in football such as hooliganism and racism, the European Union’s executive Commission has confirmed.
“We received today a fax from UEFA accepting the meeting with Commissioner Frattini,” a Commission official told Reuters. “No date has yet been set but we hope the meeting can go ahead very soon.”
Last week, Platini called for the creation of an European-wide police force to help tackle problems affecting the game such as hooliganism, corruption and betting scandals.
In the last month, authorities in France, Germany and Spain have had to deal with incidents of football-related violence.
Platini is due to meet European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels on Monday to discuss issues such as hooliganism and EU proposals for rules governing the transfer of players.