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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Patriotic Speeches of the Brazilian national team at the 1930 World Cup

These are the hand written patriotic speeches of some of the Brazilians players, published in Diario da Noite (3 July 1930), before their departure to Uruguay on the Conte Verde. If anyone has a better translation please leave a comment.

Much I hope the enthusiasm of my companions, I am sure, they shall know to raise high the sporting name of Brazil - Poly

We boarded all confident in the success of our colours and even more enthusiastic at the obstacles created by the representation of our beloved Brazil - Nilo.

We will strive for the victory of our beloved Brazil. - Preguinho

Brazil will be in good form in the world championship, because it will be represented by true Brazilians. - Benevenuto

Will fight with enthusiasm, fervor and loyalty for the victory of Brazil. - Benedicto

We will use all the goodwill to be our brilliant form in Montevideo - Doca

The absence of the Paulistas will be an incentive for the victory of the Brazilians. - Pamplona

We will, with the greatest desire to fraternize with those with which we will beat. Carvalho Leite

Everything we do to the victory of our beloved Brazil. - Velloso

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