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  1. Brazil legend Zico seeks FIFA presidency

Brazil legend Zico seeks FIFA presidency

Legendary Brazilian footballer Zico has expressed his disappointment over the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA, the sport's governing body, and insisted that he wants to stand for the presidency of that organisation.

By: | Published: June 12, 2015 2:07 AM

Legendary Brazilian footballer Zico has expressed his disappointment over the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA, the sport’s governing body, and insisted that he wants to stand for the presidency of that organisation.

Sepp Blatter, who was re-elected FIFA president at the Zurich meeting to a fifth-term, has announced that he would resign.

Swiss authorities and United States have launched separate criminal proceedings into FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. In the light of the ongoing crisis in the football’s governing body,

Zico said that it is sad to see the hard work of many other good people are being wasted because of the corruption issue, the BBC has reported.

And, therefore, he sees it as his duty to use his experience and knowledge to try and stand for the presidency, he added.

Regarded as one of the greatest players in Brazil’s history, Zico had appeared at three World Cup finals with the national side, in 1978, 1982 and 1986.

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