Figo proposes expanded World Cup, spreading more FIFA cash

AP , Thursday 19 Feb 2015

Real footballer Figo (Photo: Reuters)

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 Real Madrid and Inter Milan winger is one of four candidates in the election and is trying to unseat Sepp Blatter, who is seeking a fifth, four-year term as president.

In Figo's manifesto, which was launched Thursday, the Portugal great also proposes that $1 billion of FIFA's $1.5 billion cash reserves be redistributed to the 209 national federations.

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