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THEY SAID IT
Edited by Robert H. Boyle
October 10, 1977
?J.B. Pinheiro, Brazilian ambassador to the U.N., in praise of Pel�: "My country has been built on mistakes. Pedro Cabral was looking for a passage to India when he discovered Brazil. Our entire history is like that. So here I am, probably the best soccer player in the world, and they've got me being an ambassador. Pel�, on the other hand, has spent 22 years playing soccer, and in that time he has done more for goodwill and friendship between nations than all of the ambassadors ever appointed."
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October 10, 1977

They Said It

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?J.B. Pinheiro, Brazilian ambassador to the U.N., in praise of Pel�: "My country has been built on mistakes. Pedro Cabral was looking for a passage to India when he discovered Brazil. Our entire history is like that. So here I am, probably the best soccer player in the world, and they've got me being an ambassador. Pel�, on the other hand, has spent 22 years playing soccer, and in that time he has done more for goodwill and friendship between nations than all of the ambassadors ever appointed."

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