Former FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo has called the revelation of corruption in the organising body as the "worst nightmare" for football fans as he urged greater unity to protect the sport's reputation.
"These recent revelations are mind-blowing and have shocked all of us who love football," Figo told Network90 in a statement supplied to ESPN FC.
Porto legend Fernando Gomes said FIFA's new regulation of third-party ownership of players will damage Portuguese football.
Last year, FIFA said third-party ownership would be abolished beginning in May of 2015 as football aims to bring an end to a system its critics say is corrupt, though the decision has been challenged in court.
Gomes, among Porto's greatest players and now a member of their board, said such a move to ban TPO would "create increased financial difficulties" for clubs in Portugal,...