Chilean President celebrates triumph of national team

08:45, June 22, 2010      

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Chilean President Sebastian Pinera celebrated on Monday the triumph of the Chilean national soccer team 1-0 over Switzerland during its second match at the World Cup of South Africa 2010.

However, Pinera said that "there are missing goals, because it is very possible that if Spain wins over Honduras and the Switzerland wins over Honduras at the end there will be three teams drawing with six points."

Pinera again watched the match together with a group of victims of the earthquake and tsunami on Feb. 27. This time he watched the match in Constitucion city, south of the country.

Pinera said that "Humberto Suazo is a great player, but today was not his day. I think that the best was Jorge Valdivia. He opened the field, he made beautiful passes and he gave the pass for Esteban Paredes to make the center to Mark Gonzalez and score the goal."

Pinera said that "we are going to miss those goals when playing against Spain" because it will be a match "very tough."

Chile is part of the group H together with Honduras, Spain and Switzerland.

On Friday it will play its last match of the goup against Spain.


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