Peter Velappan, 1935-2018. Photo: The Star

Football mourns Malaysia’s Peter Velappan – the peace-broker who helped Japan and Korea stage the first-ever co-hosted World Cup

  • The 83-year-old died on Saturday, having been general secretary of the Asian Football Confederation from 1978 to 2007
  • Velappan was a pioneer in commercialising the sport in Asia when he agreed to take on an official marketing partner in the early 90s
Topic |   Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

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Peter Velappan, 1935-2018. Photo: The Star
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