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

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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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