Peru: A Crashing of Mountains

Fútbol often seems more important to Latin Americans than birth, marriage and death. It is the mania that lifts a campesino from the daily treadmill, that causes a President to put aside affairs of state and listen to a play-by play broadcast, that brings an entire city to a standstill on the afternoon of an important match. "They don't think it's a game. They think it's a war down there." says William Cox, president of the International Soccer League. And in a war it's not how you play the game, it's whether you win or lose.

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