Former Portuguese football player and FIFA Presidential Candidate Luis Figo presents his campaign manifesto 'For Football' at the start of his presidential campaign at Wembley Stadium in London on February 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL
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Former Portugal winger Luis Figo launched his campaign for the FIFA presidency Thursday by revealing plans to expand the World Cup to up to 48 teams.Unveiling his manifesto at Wembley Stadium in London, the 42-year-old said the expansion of the quadrennial tournament from its current 32-team format would be "weighted towards non-European teams". One of his proposals for the World Cup is to split it into two 24-team tournaments played simultaneously on two different continents, followed by a final knockout stage in one country.Figo is standing against incumbent Sepp Blatter, Dutch football chief Michael van Praag and FIFA vice-president for Asia Prince Ali bin al-Hussein in the FIFA presidential election on May 29 .
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