May 312014

Two Kayapo Chiefs today issued an invitation to the England squad to visit their Amazonian village for a game of football.

In a letter to England Manager, Roy Hodgson, Chief Raoni Metuktire and Chief Megaron Txucarramãe have invited the squad to their rainforest territory “after playing Brazil in the final”.

“We are all huge football fans and we challenge England to play against the Kayapó ‘national team’,” wrote Chief Megaron.

“We live beside the Xingu River in the eastern part of the Amazonian rainforest. Our village is very traditional and we still live as our forefathers, so this would be a great opportunity for you to see how we live.”

The Chiefs are awaiting the Squad’s reply anxiously. Channel 4 News carried the invitation yesterday.