I’ve been to Russia twice, invited by President Yeltsin . . . In Italy, I saw Pope John Paul II three times. When I go to Saudi Arabia, King Fahd welcomes me in splendid fashion.

Do you think a head of state will spare that much time for just anyone? That’s respect. They’ve got their power, and I’ve got mine — THE POWER OF FOOTBALL, WHICH IS THE GREATEST POWER THERE IS.

Former FIFA President João Havelange

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