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Field of candidates to unseat FIFA President Sepp Blatter grows
Field of candidates to unseat FIFA President Sepp Blatter grows

Sepp Blatter's campaign for a fifth term as president of FIFA, world soccer's governing body, got a bit tougher Wednesday when former Portuguese star Luis Figo announced his candidacy for the job just a day before the deadline. Four others are also in the race, but aside from Figo, only Dutch federation President Michael van Praag and Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan are considered serious candidates. Both men, like Figo, are promising to reform the organization if elected. FIFA has been dogged by charges of corruption and unethical behavior during Blatter's 16 years in charge. But calls for a change in leadership intensified after the organization initially refused...

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