Brazil great Zico considering running for FIFA president

SAO PAULO (AP) Brazilian soccer great Zico says he is considering running for the FIFA presidency, soon to vacant after the announcement by Sepp Blatter earlier Tuesday he will step down later this year amid a corruption scandal.

Zico, 62, wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday that his ”life has always been with football” and he sees no reason not to consider becoming a candidate.

He said ”it’s still an idea,” but ”why not?”

Zico played for Brazil in three World Cups and is considered the greatest player of Brazil’s most popular club, Flamengo. He has since coached Kashima Antlers in Japan, Fenerbahce in Turkey, CSKA Moscow in Russia and Olympiakos in Greece, among other teams.