Stanley Rous, FIFA and the making of a World Cup

Alan Tomlinson

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A consideration of the contribution of Sir Stanley Rous, FIFA president in 1966, to the bidding for and staging of the 1966 FIFA men's World Cup in England. Rous was secretary at The Football Association when England was awarded the event, and as president of FIFA (1961-1974) worked closely with UK and English institutions in the build up to and the staging of the event. His diplomatic contributions to the resolution of controversies concerning the African boycott of the qualifying stages, and the Asian qualifier North Korea, are also covered. The chapter includes autobiographical recollections of the authour, who attended the final match at Wembley when England won the World Cup for the first - and so far, only - time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1966 and not all that
EditorsMark Perryman
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781910924099
ISBN (Print)9781910924082
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2016


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