La Roja had to challenge the USSR for access to the 1974 World Cup, two months Pinochet took power with a coup. Hence the story of a farce, stained with blood
A farce, eleven touches to the ball, four players advancing towards the opposing goal desperately alone while their teammates watch them from afar, fifteen thousand disappeared to hover around the stadium like ghosts, gloomy and funereal, while on the board the result of the match flashes incongruously – Selec. De Chile 1 and further down Selec. U.Sovietica 0 – and a sepulchral inscription: “La juventud y el deporte unen hoy a Chile”.
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