Luis Figo makes bid for FIFA presidency

29 January 2015 BBC Online


Portuguese great Luis Figo has become the latest shock candidate for the role of FIFA president.
The former Sporting Lisbon, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan forward, 42, joins David Ginola in the race to replace Sepp Blatter as boss of world football's governing body.
Prince Ali of Jordan, Dutchman Michael van Praag and Jerome Champagne are also would-be presidential challengers.
Blatter has been FIFA boss since 1998 and intends to run for a fifth term.
"Football has given me so much during my life and I want to give something back to the game," said Figo.
"I look at the reputation of FIFA right now and I don't like it. Football deserves better."In recent weeks, months, and even years, I have seen the image of FIFA deteriorate.
"As I speak to many people in football - to players, managers and association presidents - so many of those people have told me that something has to be done."

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