Football: FIGO BACKS SCOTS EURO BID; Luis: Hampden Is the Real Deal
Byline: ROBERT MARTIN in Braga
HAMPDEN hero Luis Figo last night backed Scotland's bid to land Euro 2008 by claiming he would love to see the tournament held at the National Stadium.
The Real Madrid superstar has fond memories of Glasgow after picking up a Champions League winners medal with victory over Bayer Leverkusen back in May.
And as he prepared to face Berti Vogts' side in Braga tonight, he revealed that his affinity for the country remains as strong as ever.
He said: "I like Scotland and have happy memories of it. I picked up a very nice souvenir the last time I was there."I don't know the country so well and it rains a lot, but I know it is great for practising your golf as well.
"I know they are trying very hard to bring the European Championships to Scotland in 2008 and I wish them the best of luck. I hope they are successful."
Figo came on as a substitute the last time the two sides met in Portugal back in 1993, the Portuguese running out 5-0 winners in Lisbon. …