Smart to choreograph an Ashley Young dive interpretive dance into the World Cup draw pre-amble.
Pele time. "I really trust Brazil very much and I think we will be in the final'
England boss Roy Hodgson will be hoping his team avoid the poisoned chalice of being chosen for the same pot as the South American and African teams for Friday's draw for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
FIFA boss Sepp Blatter then paid tribute to Mandela and asked the audience to be silent in his honour… and then applaud.