Chile Earthquake Cannot Stop Soccer Game Between Colo Colo and Palestino (Video)


Mar 28, 2012

The United States Postal Service has nothing on these professional Chilean soccer players. On Saturday, Chilean first division clubs Colo Colo and Palestino were playing when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile.

Unlike some fans and members of the media, the players did not run for cover. Instead, they played throughout the minute-long tremor.

It's possible that they were not impressed by the 7.1-level quake. In 2010, an 8.8-magnitude shook the country and led to the deaths of over 500 people. 

Saturday's quake may have been "muy fuerte" ("very strong"), but not strong enough to stop the players from playing the game they love. 

Home team Colo Colo lost the game 1-0 to visting Palestino. It was Colo Colo's third loss in a row, marking the longest losing streak in club history.

See Colo Colo and Palestino play through Saturday's earthquake in the video below.

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