Just a worm-up: Argies shoot their Olympic video on Falkland Islands
Fernando Zylberberg starred in the government video which was first aired last week and has been widely condemned as the last attempt by Cristina Kirchner’s government to attack Britain over the disputed territory.
Set to stirring patriotic music and featuring scenes of Zylberberg running and training around famous Falklands landmarks, the video ends with the slogan: “To compete on English soil, we are training on Argentine soil.”
It means the player will avoid a potentially fiery meeting against the Great Britain team, which is also competing in Malaysia.
The event is the team’s final warm-up event before the Olympics and means that Zylberberg will be unlikely to make the squad for London.
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