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Luis Figo Confirms Intention To Stand Against Sepp Blatter For FIFA Presidency

The latest contender has been revealed

Luis Figo, former Barcelona and Real Madrid attacker, has today announced his decision to challenge Sepp Blatter for the Fifa Presidency, reports ESPN.

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The 42-year-old is one of a number of candidates, including David Ginola, to declare their interest in the position, which will be decided at the FIFA Congress on 29 May by a vote from the 209 Member FAs.

Figo spoke to CNN regarding his decision, stating that “I care about football so what I’m seeing regarding the image of FIFA I don’t like it”:

Blatter is seeking his fifth-term in the role – and remains the firm favourite.

However, the 78-year-old faces competition from Jordanian FA president Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, former FIFA executive Jerome Champagne, Dutch FA chairman Michael van Praag, as well as football legends David Ginola and Figo.

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