- Havelange said Japan did meet the conditions for staging World Cup.
- FIFA President Joan Havelange said he hoped the 2002 World Cup would be staged in Asia.
- It might also be the case that he was being targeted in what was really a clandestine attack on Havelange.
- As Havelange went around the table, eyeballing member after member, Blatter kept count.
- President Havelange, nine years in power, recognised Warner's qualities, and promoted him.
- They had long memories, they'd never forgiven Havelange for defeating their man Rous in 1974 and they'd hoped a good European candidate would emerge.