Send the sorcerer Manuel!
Compatriots, I don't want anyone to fall into a bottomless depression, I don't want them to cancel their tickets to Moscow or return the 500-inch TV, but I have some very bad news: the Warlock Manuel is not going to the World Cup. It seems that he is a kind of word and that he has commitments to his vernacular patients and cannot abandon them for a whole month just because of the fact that we are risking our lives on a football field. Anyway, not to despair: he's already done some of his work, at the request of the coaching staff (?) -of which one? - he's already "cured" Messi's boots (which ones?) and jersey (idem). This would be a humorous and colourful detail if it weren't for the fact that in the world of football these types of characters are taken very seriously. In fact, the Magician Manuel, who says of himself that he is "Catholic, apostolic, Roman and I believe in the Sacred Heart and all the saints. Healthy with prayers and with my hands. I'm just a healer", already "worked" (I can't find a more appropriate verb) with Estudiantes and Independiente and was not only in the concentration but also in the field of play of the match we won in Quito that gave us the classification (it didn't take long but most of them already forgot that we were really complicated to enter the World Cup and that if we didn't beat Ecuador we were going to play). Anyway, as I said at the beginning, I don't believe in these things very much. But considering the money the AFA squanders on all kinds of bullshit, I'd pay Don Manuel his ticket. It's not gonna hurt.