FIFA Club World Cup
David Beckham has welcomed former Real Madrid teammate Luis Figo's bid to unseat Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, saying world football's governing body needs candidates "passionate about the game."
Figo 42, is the only former player standing in May's election, which also features FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein and Dutch football association chairman Michael van Praag.
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The year of club football came to a close in South America with a "Super Sunday."
In Chile, Palestino qualified for the Copa Libertadores for the first time since the mid-1970s with a surprise 9-2 aggregate thumping of Santiago Wanderers. Bolivar made sure of the title in Bolivia with a last-day league win. In Colombia, Santa Fe overcame Medellin 3-2 in a two-legged final. In Peru, after nearly three games of deadlock, Sporting Cristal found an extra-time goal to beat Juan Aurich.
And there was...