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DESCRIPTIONPictures and selected quotes from President Bouterse at the FIFA/ Coca Cola Worldsuriname on October 29, 2013. Suriname was part of the historic first time tour of Latin America by the cup which is on an 89 nation world tour before next years finals in Brazil.
- 1. FIFA/ Coca Cola World Cup in Suriname Presentation October 29 2013
- 2. President Bouterse addresses audience Suriname is a football loving country and we are excited to see the worlds most prestigious sports trophy making its historic first ever tour of Latin America.
- 3. . Today I am proud to be present as Suriname receives the signal honor of being part of the Coca Cola FIFA World Cup Trophy tour.
- 4. Suriname, which holds the Pro Tempore Presidency of UNASUR, is delighted that the finals in 2014 will be held in Brazil - a leading UNASUR member-state,.
- 5. Suriname truly values the game of football and has been attempting to gain a place in the World Cup finals since 1962. .. Although we have not yet qualified, one silent dream that burns strongly in our hearts is for us to get to the finals one day.
- 6. I value Football and other sports to help build both personal and national character. As a country we celebrate the achievements of our gifted Surinamese football players and other sports people.
- 7. I know that in our midst there are upcoming champions. Even though we are a small country, we have the fire in our belly to bring them to life. I urge our youth to never forget the words of Invictus: You are the masters of your fate. You are the captains of your souls!
- 8. You have it in you to be champions. We believe in you. We are supporting your dreams. Today we will let this visit strengthen our conviction to lift the trophy of victory as winners.
- 9. Suriname continues to invest in its youth! Thus, we have created the Caribbean Sports Academy to provide academic sports-training to bright, talented, young sports leaders across the Caribbean Community, in football, track and field, swimming, volleyball and others games.
- 10. I thank FIFA and Fernandes the local manufacturer of Coca Cola, for bringing the World Cup trophy to us in this rich multi-cultural harmonious society. I am confident that all Surinamers will lift their dreams of performing to the center of the world stage not only in football but in other sports.i
- 11. Sports play a major part in shaping the motivation of nations. It helps to cement values of self-discipline, dedication and courage.
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Pictures from FIFA/Coca Cola World Cup Presentation in Suriname with excerpts from President Bouterse's Speech
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