Re: Figo voted for the 8th time the best portuguese, [R] Way to incorporate you're name 'Passiton'! I think Figo had no choice but to pass on the torch! The decision wasn't his ultimately, but that of Scolari, due to the emergence of two players. It was a realization that came inexplicably. First, Deco was selected to the team by Scolari, and at the same time, Cristiano Ronaldo bursted onto the scene. Two previous players, who were the heart and soul of the team, the offensive catalysts, the 'feared one's [Figo and Rui Costa], were eclipsed by two young upstarts. And, Rui's time came to an abrupt hault, while Figo, still lurks in the shadows - the shadows of Deco, and the 'white pearl' - Ronaldo. Figo may just be delaying the inevitable. I of course, admire him greatly, but you either get 'on the ball or you get on the bus'.