ANGEL Maria Villar has been temporarily handed UEFA´s main responsibilities following president Michel Platini´s suspension.

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UEFA: Maria Villar takes over

It marks the first time a Spaniard has led European football´s main governing body.

Villar will take over Platini´s duties during the Frenchman´s 90-day suspension, but will remain in his vice-president´s capacity.

Villar will have to consult with UEFA´s executive committee before making any decisions.