Sunday, July 09, 2006

Kofi Annan's wonderful worldcup speech

Mr Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, was in Berlin on Friday to see the unveiling of the official emblem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. He reflects on why observing events at the FIFA World Cup in Germany has left the UN green with envy in this wonderful interview found on the official Fifa World Cup Germany 2006 Website;

"the World Cup is an event which takes place on a level playing field, where every country has a chance to participate on equal terms. Only two commodities matter in this game: talent and team work. I wish we had more levellers like that in the global arena. Free and fair exchanges without the interference of subsidies, barriers or tariffs. Every country getting a real chance to field its strengths on the world stage."

Real the full article here

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