6. Argentine junta swaps grain for glory, 1978

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Este é o sexto artigo da série “10 histórias sobre futebol e política“.

6. Argentine junta swaps grain for glory, 1978

by Matthew Weiner for CNN

Argentina’s junta [junta militar], which had seized power [que havia tomado o poder] just a couple of [alguns] years earlier [antes], was determined to use the World Cup it was hosting [que estava organizando] as [como] propaganda [propaganda política] for the regime [regime (político)].

Cf. Falsos Cognatos: PROPAGANDA
Cf. Falsas Gêmeas: DIET x REGIME

According to [Segundo] a 1986 article by [artigo escrito em 1986 pela] journalist Maria Laura Avignolo of Britain‘s Sunday Times [do jornal britânico Sunday Times], and supported [confirmado, corroborado] by David Yallop in his book “How They Stole the Game,” the junta used bribery [suborno] and intimidation to help [para ajudar (seu time)win [vencer] the cup.

grain for glory

In the group stages [na fase de grupos], Argentina needed to beat [vencer] Peru by four goals [por 4 gols de vantagem] in their last game to progress [para seguir na competição, para passar de fase]. General Jorge Videla made a timely pre-match visit [fez uma visita providencial antes do jogo] to the Peruvian dressing-room [vestiário] to talk to the players about “Latin American unity” before the host nation [país anfitrião] rattled [enfiar, metersix [seis (gols)] past a side [em um time] that had previously held eventual finalists Holland to a goalless draw [que havia segurado um empate por 0x0 com a Holanda, equipe que acabaria chegando à final].

Cf. Falsos Cognatos: PERU
Cf. Falsos Cognatos: EVENTUALLY

Avignolo claimed [afirmou, alegou] that in the weeks following [após] the Peru game, an impromptu cargo [carregamento extemporâneo; sem programação prévia; do nada (inf.)] of 35,000 tonnes of wheat [trigo] left Argentina for Lima and that the military regime issued [concedeu] an interest-free loan [um empréstimo sem juros] of $50 million to the Peruvian government.

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