The 33 Chilean miners rescued alive back in the spotlight
The 33 Chilean miners trapped for 70 days underground in 2010 are back in the news. This time, the group has shot a TV spot to support the national soccer team in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, starting June 12.
Led by the undisputed star of the mine rescue, Mario Sepulveda, the spot calls players to put their hearts in the field.
“For a Chilean, nothing is impossible,” Sepulveda exclaims heartily.
He is referring to the fact that Chile will play teams traditionally considered the strongest, and most likely to win the Cup — the so-called “Group of Death.”
“Spain is challenging, the Netherlands is also tough. We are not afraid of the Group of Death. We do not mind death … we have defeated it before,” he cries.
Should Chile find some way to knock out one of the two giants of international soccer in the first round, the reward could be an even more intimidating second-round matchup with the host nation, Brazil.
You can watch the spot (in Spanish) below. Unfortunately, no English subtitles are available at the moment.