Former UEFA president Michel Platini is being questioned by French anti-corruption investigators over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
French legend Platini, 63, was elected in 2007 and served as president until 2015 when he was banned by the FIFA Ethics Committee for a series of breaches.
Mediapart claim Platini was taken into custody on Tuesday morning as part of the investigation into the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar.
He is said to have been taken to the premises of the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police (OCLCIFF).
Qatar was named as the hosts of the World Cup in December 2010 but there have been a number of controversies regarding their suitability.