Monday, October 18, 2010

FIFA invite chilean miner to a world tour

The former professional football player Franklin Lobos, one of the 33 miners who survived 70 days trapped 700 meters deep in northern Chile, could travel the world giving motivational talks on behalf of FIFA.

Franklin Lobos played in several clubs and Selection The "Magic Mortar" as it was called in the 80's for his ability to free throws, met at the hospital where he is recovering after rescue proposal from FIFA president, Joseph Blatter, as he telephoned Harold Mayne-Nicholls, president of the Chilean soccer official world football body.

According to the leader, one of the options being studied is to invite Lobos to travel the world giving motivational talks based on their experience at the bottom of the mine, which was concerned to direct the exercise of their peers to remain in form.

s, who played in clubs and with the Chilean national team in qualifying for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984, said Friday the concern the world of sports, particularly football at the situation of the 33 miners Atacama.

"I think all of Chile, the mass sports was always supported," Wolf said in a statement to Radio AND, which also highlighted "friendship" that has captured from "the people of Chile and the Chilean fans of the sport."

Lobos, which left the capsule as soon as evacuation gave a ball touches he brought his daughter, reiterated his gratitude "to all the Chilean people." "Right now we're fine, but it was something that must be lived to tell about it," he said.

He also thanked the concern of former Chilean international and Real Madrid striker Ivan Zamorano, who was a teammate at Everton when "Bam Bam" began his career in the late 80's.

"The big ones are well. People sometimes think they have no heart, and have a big heart and now they are showing me. I had the support of many people in many parts. The great moments are always great , in difficult times, "he said.

According to Lobos, one of the features of the big teams is the union between its members and stressed that, in this sense, the trapped miners, of whom only knew a few before the collapse of August 5, behaved as large.

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