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Do #IWantToBelieve in Mexico's National Football Team?

Written by Juan Arellano · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 13 June 2014 @ 16:00 pm | No Comments

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

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Image [1] by Esparta Palma [2] on Flickr. CC BY 2.0. [3]

On his blog Se hace camino al andar (We walk to make the way), Mexican Andrés Mayorquín expresses his opinion [4] [es] about the participation of Mexican national football team in Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014 and the hashtag on Twitter to support it #Quierocreer [5] (I want to believe):

Personalmente se me hace una campaña ridícula, tan lastimera que da pena, pero por lo menos es realista. La ha de haber hecho algún publicista recomendado por algún político encumbrado, como el que dijo “Yo sí robé, pero poquito” y que ha llegado a donde está gracias a eso, al simplismo emocional de muchos mexicanos. [...] La Selección tuvo tan pésimos resultados durante la eliminatoria mundialista y hasta la fecha, que de verdad se necesita un acto de fe extraordinario para pensar algo positivo de ella.

I personally think this is a ridiculous campaign, so pitiful that is sorrowful, but at least it is realistic. Surely it was managed by a publicist recommended by some lauded politician, just as the one who said “I did steal, but a very little bit” and who is where he is thanks to that, to the emotional simpleness many Mexicans have. [...] The national team did it so badly during the qualifying round and until now that a really extraordinary leap of faith is necessary to think positively about it.

He adds:

Hay muchos quejosos sobre el tema del Mundial. Que si es un distractor, que si aturde a los mexicanos, que es un complot para mantenernos embobados, etc. Seré sincero, si tengo oportunidad, veré los partidos de futbol, como hice con los partidos anteriores, pero sin muchas expectativas. Creo que le pondré más interés a tratar de entender la reforma energética, o si con el empujón del Banxico ahora sí levanta la economía, o si puedo ser Consejero Electoral. Lo haré porque no #QuieroCreer, quiero ver resultados.

Many complain about the whole World Cup issue. That it is distracting, that numbs Mexicans, that it is a plot to keep us all besotted, etc. I'll be honest, if I have the chance, I'll watch the matches, as I did in previous matches, but not with high expectations. I think I'll be more interested in trying to understand the energy reform, or if with Banxico [Banco de México, the central bank of Mexico] the economy now gets better, or if I can become an Electoral Counsel. I will do it because I don't want to believe, I want to see results.

Follow him 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] expresses his opinion: http://amayorquinr.blogspot.com/2014/06/quierocreer.html?spref=tw

[5] #Quierocreer: https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23QuieroCreer&src=tyah

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

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