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Figo obtains six backing letters to run for FIFA presidency

Figo obtains six backing letters to run for FIFA presidency

January 30, 2015

PARIS, Jan 30 — Former Portugal international Luis Figo confirmed today he has obtained the backing letters of six national football associations, with five being the minimum, to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.  “I am happy to confirm that my six backing letters have been sent to FIFA this week ahead of the deadline,” the 42-year-old former Real Madrid and Barcelona star said on his Twitter account. FIFA’s electoral commission must now validate or refuse, within... Read more

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