"It's an anti-Africa prejudice. There is still in the so-called 'old world' a feeling that why the hell should Africa organize a World Cup. ... Colonialists over the past 100 years have gone to Africa and taken out all the best things, and now they are taking all the best footballers. There's no respect."
-- FIFA President Sepp Blatter responds to critics of South Africa hosting the World Cup. Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness recently said it was "the biggest wrong decision" FIFA has made. (BBC)