The Chilena

Latin America Special Issue



Words by

Baltazar Marin, age 7

Pictures by

Jeronimo Allende Zarazaga, age 8

Translation by

Andrea Riffo

Narration by

Carlos Espinoza

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The match had almost finished. I was a player for Universidad Católica, one of the best football teams in Chile. We were playing against Universidad de Chile, our greatest rival. I had the ball and I ran very fast to get closer to the goal. I saw one of my teammates and I passed him the ball. He ran a few metres then passed it back to me. I did a chilena and I scored a goal. My team won!