Thursday, June 15, 2006

On the World Cup

Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, the United Nations writes about football.

And he writes very well:

The World Cup makes us at the U.N. green with envy. As the pinnacle of the only truly global game, played in every country by every race and religion, it is one of the few phenomena as universal as the U.N.. You could say it's more universal. FIFA has 207 members; we have only 191.


... brings me to what is perhaps most enviable of all for us in the U.N.: the World Cup is an event in which we see goals being reached. I'm not talking only about the goals a country scores. I also mean the most important goal of all — being there, part of the family of nations and peoples, celebrating our common humanity.

Do read the complete article.

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