Former Portugal international Luis Figo has been appointed as a football advisor by UEFA, European soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday. ...
The former Portugal international said he he did not believe all Africa was solidly behind Blatter
Van Praag and former Barcelona and Real Madrid winger Figo share similar ideas on how to reform the world governing body
Sepp Blatter said last September that he was not interested in a debate
The former Portugal playmaker, 42, also wants more of FIFA’s income spent on grassroots development
Figo is one of three men challenging incumbent Sepp Blatter
Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, Michael van Praag of the Netherlands and former Portugal great Luis Figo are now being vetted to become formal candidates
Portugal and Denmark publicly backed the 42-year-old Figo's bid this week
The key question, however, is whether any of the “serious” candidates stand a chance of unseating Blatter
Luis Figo is challenging on an anti-Blatter ticket along with Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan and others
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