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Now we have to think about how to beat Nigeria. And nothing else.

Today is Sunday June 24th and I am writing this note not because I am freelancing and therefore there is no time in my life when I am not working or thinking about the obligations I have locked up in the bottom of my subconscious pushing like bulldogs, desperate to take away what little sanity I have left. No, sir. No way, sir. I write these lines on a Sunday afternoon because I feel an ethical need. Since Thursday at 5:05 p.m. (Argentine time), television has been invaded by a group of people, worse or better dressed, depending on the case or the moment, shouting like energumens or whispering like gurus, it also depends on the case and the moment, barred not only by never being confirmed but, by definition, by being unconfirmed. That is, deontologically, the opposite of the beautiful profession that is known as journalism. That one's wife wants to split up, that an old man hit a new one with a pineapple, that there is a faction of AFA that longs for the failure of the national team because it is the other one's workhorse, that Tapia has lowered the order to harass the coach to resign and thus not pay him what he is owed. Enough. Some are serious accusations, and to make them you have to have proof. Without proof it's bullying and cowardly acts. In any case, the only thing they generate is damage at a time when group unity is essential. We don't deserve this. However this World Cup ends, I would like us to think seriously about our sports journalism the day after we are eliminated. Not now, in this case they don't deserve it. Now we have to think about how to beat Nigeria. And nothing else.

Publication Date: 24/06/2018

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