Mex­ico’s ‘Grand Warlock’ casts World Cup spell to help team

The Borneo Post - - SPORT -

MEXICOCITY: Withthe­helpoftwo priest­esses and a rain stick shaped like an an­cient Me­soamer­i­can god, Mex­ico’s “Grand Warlock” cast a spell Wed­nes­day to help the na­tion at the World Cup.

An­to­nio Vazquez – bet­ter known as “El Brujo Mayor,” a sooth­sayer famed for his an­nual pre­dic­tions on pol­i­tics and the news – in­voked the plumed ser­pent god Quet­zal­coatl, wor­shipped by the Aztecs and other pre- Columbian peo­ples, to get the Mex­i­can na­tional team to at least the quar­ter-fi­nals in Rus­sia.

“Give me all your force and power to break through heaven’s doors, let Mex­ico reach the fi fth match. Quet­zal­coatl, let it be so,” he said, his long white beard stand­ing out against his green Mex­ico jer­sey.

Mex­ico make their de­but Sun­day against reign­ing cham­pi­ons Ger­many in Group F, hoping to make it past the World Cup quar­ter­fi­nals for the first time.

“El Tri” have never beaten Ger­many at the tour­na­ment, but Vazquez brimmed with op­ti­mism.

“We will at the very least have a 0- 0 draw, or a 1- 0 win for Mex­ico,” he said.

Vazquez a lso ven­tured a pre­dic­tion on the win­ner: Brazil, Spain or Por­tu­gal.

“A Latin team will be cham­pion,” he said.

How­ever, El Brujo is not ex­actly known for his in­fal­li­bil­ity.

In 2016, he pre­dicted Don­ald Trump would lose the US Repub­li­can pri­mary elec­tion, for ex­am­ple. — AFP

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