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Figo Wants To Restructure The World Cup

New Candidate for FIFA presidency Luis Figo says that the World Cup must include more than 32 teams.

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The former Portuguese international wants 40 or 48 teams to play at the World Cup - something he feels will benefit a number of countries around the world, as well as increase revenue for the beautiful game.

"My starting point in this debate is that by increasing the number of teams participating in the World Cup, we not only make sure that we include more countries from across the world in the greatest football competition in the world, but also enable FIFA to raise significant increased revenues that can be used to invest in the growth of the game globally," he said when introducing the manifesto for his FIFA presidency campaign.

Figo added that it’s important that a democratic system is introduced in FIFA, and also added that he would introduce more advanced technology in the modern day game.

"I simply want to introduce a good government in which all the decisions are previously agreed upon, but for that to happen the structure of FIFA has to change first,” he added.

“I am going to speak with all the members in order to implant a democratic system.

"I propose two reforms: after debating and studying it well, to introduce technology on the goal line.

“After further debate, it could also be used in other areas. Also, to change the old offside rule."

The former Real Madrid and Barcelona player announced that he would be running for FIFA presidency earlier this month.

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Do you believe that a World Cup event would work with 40 or 48 teams participating? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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