Carlos Saucedo scored both goals in Bolivia’s 2-2 draw with Chile last night, then trolled his opponent’s government.
Tensions between the two South American countries have been tense for more than a century. In the War of the Pacific between 1879 and 1883 Bolivia lost a strip of land in the Atacama Desert to their neighbours, and the country has been landlocked ever since.
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Saucedo celebrated his brace by pretending to swim on the pitch, an apparent reference to the ongoing dispute. It remains to be seen if FIFA will take action – they frequently take a dim view of political gestures.
Bolivia missed the chance to beat their opponents for the first time in seven years when they conceded a harsh late penalty.