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LISBON Adoree' Jackson Black Jersey , Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Portuguese football institutions welcomed their football star Luis Figo's decision to bid for FIFA presidency on Wednesday.

The 42-year-old Portuguese great, a former Real Madrid star and Barcelona forward, was backed by compatriot Jose Mourinho who said that Figo would guarantee a better future for FIFA.

"I think Luis Figo's candidature is good news for football. His career is a guarantee for FIFA's future," said Mourinho in a statement sent to Portuguese news agency Lusa.

Figo will enter the race to challenge rival 78-year-old Sepp Blatter, who has headed FIFA since 1998, joining opponents prince Ali of Jordan Corey Davis Black Jersey , Michael Van Praag, head of Dutch football, and David Ginola, former Tottenham player.

Portugal's Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, Emidio Guerreiro, said Figo's bid reflected the competency of Portuguese people.

"The application of a Portuguese person to one of the highest positions of the world's sports sector is always a reason to celebrate and shows that our country has competent cadres that are at the level of the most important challenges like the bid for FIFA presidency Harold Landry Black Jersey ," he said, according to Lusa.

The President of Portugal's Football Federation, Fernando Gomes, said it was an "honor" for the body to support Figo's candidature, who he said was a person "capable" of taking up the role.

"It is an enormous honor for the Portuguese Federation of Football (FPF) to support Luis Figo's candidacy to the presidency of FIFA. We said at the beginning of our mandate that we would do everything for the FPF to have a greater representativeness in the decision making organisms of world football," said Gomes in an official statement on the federation's website.

Gomes also pointed out to Figo's "enormous courage" in taking the decision to present his application to FIFA.

"I recognize that Luis Figo has enormous capacities to take up the role in full Rashaan Evans Black Jersey , if he ends up being elected. The process won't be easy. It's a difficult election, but Luis, with his tenacity and capability, will not fail to express his viewpoints on what football needs," he added.

Gomes highlighted that Figo could "contribute with his knowledge, with his dedication and his work to do something for football."

The Lisbon Football Federation also congratulated Figo for his decision in a statement Austin Johnson Camo Jersey , describing it as a "unique opportunity for amateur football to gain a higher voice in the international football scene."

And the Portuguese syndicate for Professional Football Players said it shared "without exception, the concerns Luis Figo has, which should be shared by everyone who praise this modality" and pointed to the need for FIFA to "be respected again and nurtured in the whole world."

The syndicate added: "Luis Figo's candidacy belongs to everyone who believes in more compassionate and more transparent football" and said he could count on the support of all professional Portuguese football players.

Figo was voted World Player of the year twice and scored 32 goals for Portugal in 127 matches.

The potential candidates have until Thursday to register their interest in the position, four months before the ballot on May 29.

MUNICH, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The reigning world champion Zhang Jingjing claimed the third gold medal for China out of four events in two days here on Friday at the shooting World Cup.

Zhang, 27 Kevin Dodd Camo Jersey , qualified for the gold-medal match of the women's 25- meter pistol event together with Thailand's Tanyaporn Prucksakorn after shooting consistently throughout the semifinal. In the final round, Zhang, the winner of the World Championships in Granada, 2014, led since the first series and sealed the gold medal with a 7-to-1 victory.

"Even if I am the reigning world champion and I have already had an Olympic ticket, there's always a lot of pressure in the international competitions Luke Falk Camo Jersey ," Zhang told the International Shooting Sport Federation. "I love shooting. My father was a shooter. It's an addictive sport. I chose the pistol because I think it's one of the most challengings."

Prucksakorn, despite a disappointing final round, consoled herself with an Olympic ticket for her country. Yuliya Alipova from Russia claimed the bronze medal after beating Bulgaria's Antoaneta Boneva.

Earlier in the day, Zhang Jingjing's young compatriot Zhang Bowen won a silver medal in the men's 50m pistol event, only behind Portugal's four-time Olympian Joao Costa.

Costa, 50 Kevin Byard Camo Jersey , ruled the final by scoring 194.7 points, winning his third World Cup gold medal in Munich and also in the whole 23 years of career.

Despite starting the final in the lower end of the table, Zhang, 19, climbed the scoreboard patiently and finished on the second place with 188.5 points on his second World Cup experience. The Chinese youngster only started to compete in adult category this year and won a gold medal in his first attempt in Changwon, South Korea Derrick Henry Camo Jersey , in April.

The Bronze medal went to Japanese veteran Tomoyuki Matsuda, who also claimed an Olympic quota place for his country.

The World Cup in Munich was the third leg for the rifle and pistol events of the year. In the opening day, China's Olympic champions Zhu Qinan and Yi Siling won a gold medal in the men's and women's 10m air rifle events respectively.

PARIS, Mar. 19 (Xinhua) -- Paris Saint-Germain will miss their top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic in next month's Champions League quarterfinals after the Swedes received a minimum one-match ban on Thursday for his red card against Chelsea.

UEFA, who confirmed last week that there was "no chance" of overturning the red card, had a meeting of their disciplinary body in Nyon on Thursday and decided not to extend the Swedish star striker's automatic one-match suspension.

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