“During the tour we will also be able to check on the exact spot from where we shall be leaving our ‘Lunar Fixture’ in the near future - of course I refer to the NASA Space Centre at Cape Canaveral and our intention to be one of the first two Teams to play on the moon. We have played Dynamo Kiev from one side of the Earth, we now play Tampa Bay Rowdies from the other - the only other way to now go is ‘UP’!! Incidentally the opposition for this Match has yet to be finalised but no matter who they are, it is sure to be ‘one short pass for Man - but a long free kick for mankind.”—
Blatter is thirty years too late with his idea of football amongst the stars. It’s been done. Just read the quote above, they are the visionary words of former Hull City chairman Don Robinson included in his programme notes for his club’s friendly game against Tampa Bay Rowdies back in 1984. More on this game at the two links below ..