FIFA President campaign, Figo: Can the World Cup followed by 40 or 48 Countries
London – Luis Figo consider to change the scheme if elected to the World Cup FIFA resident. He mentions that the quadrennial celebration can be enlarged number of participants to 40 or 48 countries.
This was stated by Figo during a presidential campaign at Wembley Stadium, England, Thursday (02/19/2015). Followed Portuguese football legend, extra rations kontestas the World Cup will be awarded to non-European countries.
“I believe that we should consider a proposal to develop a competition to 40 or even 48 teams in the World Cup. The second option allows the addition of three or four days of the tournament. If this development is done I believe that additional teams should come not from Europe,” said Figo in Reuters.
Not only the number of contestants who grow, Figo is also proposing a new competition for the World Cup. He mentioned that the World Cup can be divided into two different tournaments each of which consists of 24 countries. Later new knockout phase held by the host.
In addition to the World Cup title schema changes, Figo also highlighted transparency in FIFA and quickness of player development to the grassroots. FIFA in recent years continued to hit the issue of corruption, especially concerning the selection of host World Cup 2018 and 2022. Figo also promises he will change if elected.
“I am an independent figure. I think I convey powerful manifesto to make the necessary changes and make the organization more transparent by giving greater attention to the association and development (players). I will try to convince voters, if FIFA really need change, “completion.
Figo is one of the four final candidates FIFA Presidential candidate whose election will be May 29. He will fight with Sepp Blatter, Michael van Praag (President of the Dutch Football Association) and Prince Ali bin Al Hussein (Vice-President of FIFA).