LUIS FIGO

  • Luis Figo proposes expanded World Cup, spreading more FIFA cash February 19, 2015

    London: Luis Figo says he would consider expanding the World Cup if he is elected FIFA president in May. Figo says the 32-team World Cup could be expanded to 40 teams or FIFA could stage two 24-team tournaments simultaneously on two continents followed by a knockout phase in one nation. The former...
  • David Beckham welcomes Luis Figo's FIFA presidential bid February 17, 2015

    London: David Beckham has welcomed former Real Madrid teammate Luis Figo's bid to unseat Sepp Blatter, saying FIFA needs candidates "passionate about the game." Figo is the only former player standing in May's election, which also features FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and Dutch football association chairman Michael van...
  • Sepp Blatter, 3 rivals approved as FIFA presidential candidates February 9, 2015

    Zurich: The FIFA presidential election will officially be a four-candidate campaign. FIFA says its election oversight panel validated the proposed candidacies of four-term president Sepp Blatter and his three rivals. They are: Michael van Praag of the Netherlands, former Portugal great Luis Figo and FIFA Vice President Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of...
  • FIFA elections: FIFA confirm four candidates to stand for president February 3, 2015

    FIFA confirmed that incumbent Sepp Blatter, Luis Figo, Michael van Praag and Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan have bid to stand for president. ...
  • FIFA confirm four candidates to stand for president February 2, 2015

    Zurich: FIFA have confirmed that incumbent Sepp Blatter, former Portugal forward Luis Figo, Dutch FA president Michael van Praag and Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan have bid to stand for president. Soccer's governing body said in a statement that the four would be subject to integrity checks carried out by...
  • Luis Figo would love to see Lionel Messi at Inter October 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Luis Figo would like to see Lionel Messi desert Barcelona to sign for Inter. The Portuguese winger, who left Camp Nou for Real Madrid in 2000, thinks that the current Blaugrana hero is the best in the world and would thrive in Serie A. Messi has just penned a new...
  • Inter farewell Figo by edging Atalanta in a thriller June 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The champions of Italy just got over the line against a determined Bergamaschi outfit, to send off Figo in the best possible fashion. PreMatch And Team News Inter won their fourth successive Scudetto a couple of weeks ago, following Milans failure to pick up any points on their travels to...
  • Inter's Luis Figo retires from football May 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Luis Figo has hung up his boots, after Inter were crowned Italian champions following AC Milan's 21 defeat at Udinese. Figo, 36, had already been linked with retirement last season after a bustup with coach Roberto Mancini but Jose Mourinho's appointment made him reconsider and continue at the club...
  • I was never Beckham's enemy at Real Madrid: Figo February 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Inter Milan midfielder Luis Figo has moved to distance himself from rumours which suggested he and Milan star David Beckham were enemies when they were both teammates at Real Madrid. With the Milan derby just over a week away, the atmosphere is becoming heated. Figo may even find himself...
  • Figo signs for Al Ittihad, leaves Inter December 28, 2006

    Riyadh (Saudi Arabia): Portuguese football star Luis Figo signed with Al Ittihad on Wednesday, and will move to Saudi Arabia next week. Figo will play for six months for $8 million, said a club official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information should be released by the club's head...