Zico, Aiming To Score FIFA Chief Job, Is Looking For Indian Translator

29/07/2015 11:48 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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To go with FBL-IND-ISL FOCUS by Trudy Harris In this photograph taken on November 13, 2014, FC Goa football coach Zico watches play during during the India Super League match against Delhi Dynamos FC in New Delhi. Just one month after a glitzy, Bollywood-style kickoff, India's fledgling football league claims to be the most popular in Asia, outperforming more established competitions in Japan and rival China. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazilian soccer legend Zico, who's just announced his plans to run for the FIFA presidency, first of all wants a Portuguese interpreter from Goa.

Zico is also coach of the Virat Kohli co-owned FC Goa football team and was the most high-profile coach to join the nascent IMG-Reliance-backed Indian Super League (ISL) last year.

In the first edition of the ISL, the FC Goa team lost out in the semi-final to Atletico De Kolkata in a pulsating, but contentious penalty-shootout. Atletico went on to the win the finals and this season. Perhaps to ensure that language doesn't pose a hurdle to his team's chances, Zico expects the interpreter to be "..a graduate with perfect command over written and spoken Portuguese and English languages."

Here's the ad as it appears in prominent Goa-based publications:

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Though Zico's begun his association with Indian football just last year, he's looking to run for the FIFA presidency, just days after former chief Sepp Blatter announced his decision to resign amidst allegations of corruption within the organisation.

Zico was capped 89 times for Brazil and scored 66 goals.

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