"Since 1970 -- with the exception of 1978 -- I have been at every World Cup final in every host country. In my amateur way, I am an expert in soccer. I am happy to have been asked to be involved with this great sport and have requested more details to see if I can be of help."
-- Opera great Placido Domingo upon getting an invitation from FIFA President Sepp Blatter to join a "council of wisdom" to help clean up world soccer's governing body. Also invited by Blatter are 88-year-old former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger and Johan Cruyff. (AP)