It’s a romantic story: The best soccer player on the planet finally becomes world champion in his last game – Match No. 1003. The little man, who has always had to shoulder the exorbitant expectations of his football-obsessed nation, is finally standing up to the inhuman pressure. He gives his troubled country, which is struggling with 100 percent inflation and great poverty, a few weeks of ecstasy. His compatriots, by far the most passionate fans of this World Cup, are finally taking him to their hearts. He bestows emotions and magic on football, this objectified, schematized business saturated with commerce.

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