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A purpose, what purpose? ‘We are not interested in the cup, only the military’

Dozens of inexperienced and yellow shirts seen on Avenida Sargento Mario Kozel Filho in the Ibirapuera Park area had been not used to have fun Brazil’s World Cup debut in Qatar. Not even a road barbecue celebrated the victory of the Canadians in the first match of the 2022 World Cup.

In a coup that occurred exterior the Southeastern Military Command, in the south of São Paulo, the World Cup match between Brazil and Serbia was canceled this Thursday afternoon (24). When Richarlison scored for the first time, there wasn’t even a discreet shout of a purpose – even the reporter needed to be warned in the newsroom.

And at the second of the second hit there have been screams, sure – however from “SOS Forças Armadas”. Brazilian flags fluttered in the air.

There have been weeks of anti-democratic demonstrations led by folks sad with the final result of the election received by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT). They are calling for navy intervention.

A coup in entrance of the barracks in the southern a part of São Paulo

Photo: Camila Corsin/UOL

At the finish of Thursday afternoon, when Brazil’s first match at the World Cup occurred, there have been protests. Part of the group wore an official T-shirt with the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) emblem taped over with duct tape.

However, most of the protesters did not observe the order issued to the coup teams on social media to all put on black throughout the match. The change in look can be a protest in opposition to the allegedly leftist positions of the selector Tite.

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Barbecue in a coup in the southern a part of São Paulo, with out the transmission of the World Cup

Photo: Camila Corsini/UOL

During the first minutes of the match, certainly one of the organizers thanked those that gave up the qualifying match at house with their households or in bars.

“Every certainly one of you right here is aware of very nicely that we do not care about soccer, the World Cup, the Brazilian nationwide staff,” he stated as quickly as the match began. There was no tv at the protest or another broadcast of the match.

“What issues is the way forward for the nation, our kids and grandchildren. All that issues now’s the armed forces, the reasonable energy of the republic to behave and deal with this nation, this mess,” the announcer concluded, earlier than asserting a prayer and the taking part in of the nationwide anthem . Our Father and Ave Maria had been sung by the group Bolsonarist.

As occurs with passionate soccer followers, a small group prayed the rosary – nevertheless it was not about one other purpose. The organizer of the prayer requested everybody to share the litanies printed on paper with the individual subsequent to them. “Thank God lots of people got here as we speak,” he added. Most had been girls.

“Nothing in the World Cup, Brazil is extra vital,” stated a girl in a inexperienced and yellow shirt as quickly as the match began.

Away from the crowd, a younger girl had her eyes mounted on her mobile phone. “While folks are watching the World Cup, I’m watching the newspaper,” she stated with amusing whereas speaking to a vendor at a meals truck. The younger girl adopted Jove Pan News.

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Even pets participate in the fraud in entrance of the navy command in São Paulo

Photo: Camila Corsini/UOL

Coup merchandising offered hamburgers and scorching canine. Free snacks, candy and salty crackers and low had been additionally out there. There was even a barbecue throughout the match with Brazil – with out mentioning the match. The act was watched by the aged, youngsters and pets.

A girl with a canine in the center of the coup stated the animal additionally took half in demonstrations to forestall Brazil from changing into communist like Venezuela: “It’s right here as a result of it would not wish to grow to be meals,” he stated, referring to faux information that Brazilians can in Lula’s authorities they begin consuming canine.

At 6 p.m., a request for silence throughout the act of decreasing the flag. At the similar time, a raucous victory celebration took over bars in São Paulo and all through Brazil. Conclusion in Qatar.

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