Former UEFA president and French football legend Michel Platini was reportedly detained and later questioned by French authorities in Nanterre on Tuesday, in connection with a corruption probe related to FIFA's decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Platini's lawyer William Bourdon could be seen sitting in a restaurant nearby the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police in the Parisian suburb of Nanterre, where the former football star is currently being held.

Tuesday's arrest was reportedly made in relation to a meeting Platini attended alongside former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the current emir of Qatar, just a month before FIFA was due to vote on both the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting rights.

Platini is serving a four-year suspension from football, beginning in 2015, over a payment he received from FIFA.

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