Talk:History of FIFA

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"He is totally committed to serving Football, FIFA and the World’s youth."

Did Mr Blatter himself add this? What a strange thing to say. At least quote him.

Israel what?[edit]

I quote: " 1974 ... João Havelange took over. ... Under his diplomacy, North and South Korea sent a joint team to the 1991 Youth Championship in Portugal, and Israel began competing Internationally."

Well, in 1970 Israel participated in the World Cup. This needs explaining.

  • I believe Israel began competing AGAIN - they couldn't qualify for the World Cup because they weren't in Europe and Arab countries wouldn't allow them in their qualifying pools. Or something like that. But, yes, it needs explaining. This whole article does.Zafiroblue05 23:42, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
  • It still doesn't make sense - Israel played Wales in a play-off for the 1958 World Cup. It needs explaining if Havelange "brought them back" blogdroed —Preceding undated comment added 17:17, 20 January 2011 (UTC).


This article is paraphrased - perhaps plagiarized - from [1]. This needs more than cleaning up, which I did a little of - it needs a rewrite.

Boo Hoo[edit]

England didn't get the world cup. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:54, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Sir Stanley Rous Controversy[edit]

Why no mention of his controversial time as leader? His support for the apartheid regime in South Africa, and his attitudes towards the Asian and African confederations. His controversial leadership is what has lead to Sepp Blatter's strength within FIFA, and the tensions between the English FA and FIFA. MarshallMolasses (talk) 16:50, 6 September 2014 (UTC)