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10.6 Endless Seconds in Football History

On Orsai » Blog [es], author Hernán Casciari narrates, as suspended in time, 10.6 seconds [es] that have gone down in football history and that remain in the memories of each and every person who lived through them, directly or indirectly:

Less than eleven seconds earlier, when the Argentinian player receives the ball from a team mate, clocks in Mexico indicate thirteen hours, twelve minutes and twenty seconds.


He closes his eyes. He lets himself fall forward, his body leaning, and the whole world remains silent.

The player knows he's taken forty four steps and [given] twelve taps, all of them with his left foot. He knows the move will last ten seconds and six tenths. Then he thinks it's about time to explain to everybody who he is, who he has been and who he will be until the end of time.

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