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‘Let's Go, Argentina!’

Written by Juan Arellano · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 11 June 2014 @ 21:00 pm | No Comments

In Argentina, Brazil, Citizen Media, Latin America, Quick Reads, Spanish, Sport

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Image [1] by Facundo Pramparo [2] on Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. [3]

On Futbol Champagne, Argentinian Manuel de León writes [4] [es] a letter to the football national team prior to the 2014 Football FIFA World Cup in Brazil [5]:

Me tomo hoy, a través de esta carta, el atrevimiento de pedirles que dejen la vida dentro y fuera de la cancha por estos colores; que cuando vayan a correr una pelota, lo hagan como la sangre celeste y blanca que les corre por dentro; que cuando traben una pelota no lo hagan con toda sus fuerzas, sino con la de 40 millones de argentinos, porque vamos a estar con ustedes. Estaremos en oficinas, bares, restaurantes, casas, colectivos, el tren, el subte, las fábricas, en la calle. A lo largo y a lo ancho de un país entero.

Through this letter, I am bold enough to ask all of you to make more than your best effort for those colors; when you run after a ball, do it as the light blue and white blood inside you, when you take the ball don't do it with all your heart but with the heart of 40 million Argentinians because we are going to stand by you. We will be at offices, bars, restaurants, homes, public transportation, train, subway, factories, on the street. From every corner of a whole country.

You can follow de León on Twitter [6].

This post was part of the sixth #LunesDeBlogsGV [7] [Monday of blogs on GV] on June 9, 2014.

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[4] writes: http://futbolshampan.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/carta-la-seleccion.html

[5] 2014 Football FIFA World Cup in Brazil: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_FIFA_World_Cup

[6] Twitter: https://twitter.com/Manudeleon

[7] #LunesDeBlogsGV: http://es.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/30/comparte-tus-posts-con-global-voices-lunesdeblogsgv/

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