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Wilson Palacios Makes World Cup History

Wilson was pretty much an instant hit at Tottenham. His arrival appeared to herald a ready made antidote to the lackluster performances being turned in by too many existing players. Wilson had bite, passion and quite frankly wasn’t afraid to get a card. Edgar Davids with minus the hair, minus the glasses, minus the neck.

The Honduran number 8 is joined at this World Cup by his younger brother and fellow Honduran number 4, Jhony Palacios and youngest brother of all, Jerry Palacios. Jhony is  a central defender for Olimpia Tegucigalpa. Jerry plays for Hangzou Greentown.

The brothers lost their youngest brother, Edwin who was kidnapped in 2007 and subsequently murdered.

Everything I do in football is for Edwin.

‘He is watching over me. For my family this is a special moment – especially after what happened to Edwin. He is with God now but he is also with us all the time wherever we go. We all know about the troubles in my country. But if the football team is doing well, then we can give people a reason to believe – and hope the violence can end,’ said Wilson

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