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Luis Figo To Run For FIFA Presidency

Former Real Madrid and Barcelona star Luis Figo has now put himself in the running for the FIFA presidency.

Figo now joins David Ginola, Prince Ali of Jordan, Michael van Praag and Jerome Champagne in the running for the next president of FIFA, alongside controversial current President Sepp Blatter who intends to run for a fifth term.

The BBC report Figo as saying,

“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.”

The deadline for declaring interest in running for the presidency is Thursday.

Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena

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