Rio de Janeiro: Brazil great Zico has sought backing from the country's football federation (CBF) in his bid to become president of the world football governing body FIFA.
The 62-year-old expressed his wish to run for the position in June, just days after Sepp Blatter announced his decision to resign, reported Xinhua news agency.
An election to decide Blatter's successor is due to be held on February 26
“The first option is this: I am Brazilian, I gave my services to the Brazilian team for 10 years,” Zico told Globoesporte on Tuesday.
“I sent a letter to the president (of the CBF), laying out the reasons for my candidacy and now I'm just waiting for his reply to see whether he makes the commitment or not, if he accepts or not. But I won't wait long because time is passing rapidly and we have other options.”
Zico, who was capped 89 times for Brazil and scored 66 goals, is currently the manager of Indian Super League outfit FC Goa.