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Luis Figo: Blatter's presidential re-election dark day for FIFA

One-time FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo was scathing in his criticism of Sepp Blatter after the Swiss was voted in for a historic fifth time as the head of world football's governing body. Figo withdrew his candidacy last week and the former Portugal international was in an angry mood after Blatter beat off sole challenger Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan despite not claiming...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Luis Figo takes name out of running for FIFA president, blasts the organization

Bitter pill to swallow, unaccustomed to politicking or simply another victim of corruption? Either way, former Real Madrid and Portuguese star Luis Figo announced he was stepping down from his run to become FIFA president. It means a clear path for incumbent president Sepp Blatter, and it means the change so badly needed isn’t going to be coming anytime soon. However, Figo wasn’t...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Statement by Luis Figo to The Associated Press

LISBON, Portugal (AP) Statement sent by Luis Figo to The Associated Press on Thursday: --- Running for president of FIFA resulted from a personal decision, taken after listening to many pertinent people in the realm of international soccer. I sought out the support needed for me to stand, I formally presented my candidacy, and the reactions in the soccer world were so overwhelming...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Figo tells AP he is quitting FIFA presidential race

LISBON, Portugal (AP) Luis Figo is dropping out of the election for president of FIFA, saying the May 29 ballot is ''not a normal electoral act.'' The Portugal great and former FIFA world player of the year says in a statement sent to The Associated Press that he refuses to go along with an election process that is designed ''for the delivery of absolute power to one man'' - indicating...
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Luis Figo pulls out of FIFA presidential race

LISBON, Portugal (AP) Luis Figo pulls out of FIFA presidential race.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Iconic el Clasico Moments: Fans throw pig’s head at Luis Figo in Camp Nou

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid, November 23, 2002 For a supporter, there aren’t many greater acts of treachery a player can commit than leaving for a massive rival. But there are few more high profile than when Luis Figo swapped the iconic Blaugrana jersey for the all white of their eternal rivals Real Madrid. Amidst all the controversy that engulfed Figo in the wake of the fractious...
Via World Soccer Talk
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Luis Figo proposes expanding the World Cup to as many as 48 teams

Former Ballon d’Or winner Luis Figo released his manifesto at a Wembley press conference today as he prepares to challenge Prince Ali Bin Hussein, Michael van Pragg and incumbent Sepp Blatter for the presidency of FIFA. During his press conference, the ex-Barcelona and Real Madrid player stated he would like the World Cup format to be expanded to as many as 48 teams – with...
Via World Soccer Talk
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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