Portugal’s former soccer star withdraws from FIFA presidential race


Portugal’s former soccer star Luis Figo announced that he has decided to withdraw from presidential race of the world football governing body FIFA, saying that the electoral process “is not a normal electoral act.” In a written statement, Figo said in the last few months he had witnessed “a series of episodes, in various parts of the world, that should shame a free, clean and democratic football.” Figo’s decision came just hours after Dutch candidate Michael van Praag also quit the race. After their withdrawal, the only challenger for Platter is Jordan’s Prince Ali bin al Hussein.



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