Nothing, absolute NOTHING unites people like sports do.
Last night Peru won 2-0 over New Zealand, breaking a curse of 35 years (out of the big game) and wining a golden ticket to one of biggest sport events of the planet: the World Cup!
Needles to say, it was an emotional game for Peru and for all South America.
Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and so on not only broadcast the event, but EVERYONE wore the colours of Peru last night. And that is exactly what makes soccer so amazing, it has the capacity to vanish rivalry and unify nations.
Historically, Peru was at war with Chile and Ecuador, Argentina and Chile hate each other, and also Brazil and Argentina has unresolved issues. Venezuela and Colombia don’t get along, Colombia and Ecuador is just a NO. And Argentine people are the most hated by many due to their superiority complex…
In other words, South America is a big dysfunctional family out of a TELENOVELA where bitches kick and slap left and right. BUT, we all share the same passion for soccer in our blood and that makes us brothers.
Last night South America became one for Peru. It was a historic event.
It took 35 years and 90 minutes to tell the world: We are Peru, and we are back!