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Uruguayan Presient hails national team

07-03-2010 08:35 BJT Special Report: World Cup 2010 |

MONTEVIDEO, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said on Friday that the ticket the national soccer team got for the quarterfinals enhances the sport performance and the human quality of the national team in the World Cup of South Africa 2010.

The Uruguayan national team shows humility, team work and discipline, which are qualities that "are enhancing all of us as a nation," Mujica said hours before the match of the national team against Ghana to get the ticket for the semifinals.

The Uruguayan team is among the eight best teams of the world, after 40 years.

Uruguay got its ticket to the quarterfinals after defeating South Korea 2-1 at the second round of the World Cup.

"Inevitably, we wish more, however the access to this level is already a great achievement," Mujica said.

The achievements of the national team are the result of the work, "without noise, but with strength and giving themselves to a work in body and soul," Mujica said.

He added that the players "show what a human team is able to do when they have the soul and sense in a group."

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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