The Sun (Malaysia) - - FRONT PAGE -

WITH the help of two priest­esses and a rain stick shaped like an an­cient Me­soamer­i­can god, Mex­ico’s “Grand Warlock” cast a spell to help the na­tion at the World Cup. An­to­nio Vazquez – bet­ter known as

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

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