Luis Figo Reveals His Manifesto As FIFA Elections Near

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FIFA president hopeful Luis Figo has launched his manifesto ahead of the elections.

Figo, alongside Dutch federation president Michael van Praag and Jordanian Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, are the 3 candidates competing against the incumbent Sepp Blatter.

Figo, 42, launched his manifesto in Wembley, detailing his plans for the organization and his reasons for contesting.

Among the former Real Madrid man’s plans are a larger World Cup, and more distribution of FIFA revenue amongst member countries.

Figo stated that the current World Cup format could be increased to 40 teams or FIFA could stage two 24-team competitions simultaneously on two continents, followed by a knockout phase in one nation.

“Both these options are feasible with an extra three to four days of tournament play. If this expansion were to take place I believe that additional teams should come from non-European nations,” he said.

Figo also stated his desire to revert the offside rule to the old one, “where a player is judged offside whether directly involved in the play or not”.

The elections would take place on the 29th of May, 2015.




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