Bolivian president expects Argentina to win World Cup

17:56, July 01, 2010      

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Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Wednesday that he wished the Argentine national soccer team to win the World Cup of South Africa 2010.

Morales said he will work for making the Bolivian team to get a ticket for the World Cup of Brazil 2014.

"The goal is that the next World Cup, to be hosted in Rio do Janeiro, Brazil, to get the ticket, because it is close to Bolivia, " Morales said.

Morales added that if Argentina wins the World Cup of South Africa, it will have for sure its place in the World Cup of 2014, like Brazil for hosting the Cup, which opens Bolivia the possibility of getting the ticket.

"With Venezuela we have said that Brazil as host is not a rival for the eliminatory," Morales said.

"Brazil goes directly to the finals. I wish Argentina to be the champions because it will go directly to the finals and it will be a great opportunity for emerging teams like Bolivia and Venezuela, " added he.

Morales said that with Brazil and Argentina not competing for a ticket, the competition for the tickets given to South America, will open the participation spectrum for team like Bolivia, which does not compete in a World Cup since 1994.

Venezuela is the same case, it has not have the experience of competing at a World Cup, despite its extraordinary upturn in the last 10 years, in Morales' point of view.

Source: Xinhua

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