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Former World Player of the Year Luis Figo to run against Blatter for FIFA presidency

Jan 28, 2015    

Luis Figo wants to become FIFA president and claims he has the nominations needed to be an official candidate against Sepp Blatter.The former Portugal, Barcelona and Real Madrid playmaker announced his campaign in a statement on Wednesday timed for release with an interview with CNN."I look at the reputation of FIFA right now and I don't like it. Football deserves better," Figo said in the statement. "Football has given me so much during my life, and I want to give something back to the game."FIFA president Blatter is the strong favorite to get a fifth presidential term in ...

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