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On the transition display screen, Lulu’s team applaud Richarlison’s goal and Neymar’s departure

BRASÍLIA – If “Pombo” grew to become the most well-known man in Brazil this Thursday, the twenty fourth, the striker was made much more well-known by the transition team of the newly elected president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Petistas not solely raised Richarlison’s two targets in the match in opposition to Serbia, on Brazil’s World Cup debut, but in addition their political beliefs. The team’s most important participant, Neymar, left the area injured and was applauded by the transition workplace. Not due to the sport he performed, however due to his substitution.

“It was too late,” PT president Gleisi Hoffmann mentioned when requested about Neymar, an outspoken supporter of President Jair Bolsonaro, who he campaigned for. “It’s nice to debut in the cup by profitable the first sport and one in all the targets was very good, it is going to go down in historical past. It’s nice that it is from Richarlison, who, along with being actor, is an individual who has sturdy views, fights in opposition to racism and at all times says that he’ll give his visibility in favor of righteous causes.

Striker Richarlison scored each targets in Brazil’s match in opposition to Serbia. Photo: EFE/EPA/Tolga Bozoglu – 24.11.22

Richarlison not solely defended the Covid vaccine, but in addition advocated for immunization and donated 10 oxygen cylinders to Manaus in 2021 at the top of the pandemic.

When requested if Brazil’s victory in the cup would assist calm Brazil, Gleisi responded with the instance of Czechoslovakia. “I learn in the article that in opposition to Czechoslovakia in the Seventies, (selection) united political prisoners with those that had been in jail. Of course, cheering for the nationwide team and the nation at all times creates a way of unity. We at all times supported our nation,” she mentioned.

Most of Lula’s team didn’t put on masks and wore yellow shirts. They had been just like these of the nationwide team however not the similar as these of the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) and referred to the newly elected president and the PT. Like the nationwide flag, the uniform has been adopted by right-wing politicians and President Jair Bolsonaro, in distinction to the PT’s crimson and left-wing symbols.

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Alckmin and Gleisi watch Brazil's World Cup debut with their eyes on the screen and bags of popcorn in their hands.  Photo: Wilton Junior/Estadão – 24.11.22
Alckmin and Gleisi watch Brazil’s World Cup debut with their eyes on the display screen and luggage of popcorn of their fingers. Photo: Wilton Junior/Estadão – 24.11.22

Without Lula’s presence, the team watched the match in the theater of the Cultural Center of Banco do Brasil (CCBB). The focus was on Vice President-elect Gerald Alckmin, who participated in a sweepstakes recorded in a spiral pocket book. Senators Eliziana Gama (Cidadania-MA) and Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP) – carrying the inexperienced and yellow shirt of Flamengo – bought the proper consequence. Alckmin and Gleisi guess on at the very least one goal for Serbia, which didn’t occur.

They bought to the theater late, when the clock mentioned 7 minutes. The put in display screen broadcast the match dwell to the members of the coordination, the political core, the technical employees and the journalists.

To alleviate the nervousness of the premiere, there was soda and mineral water proper at the begin of the sport, and after an extended wait, candy and salty popcorn arrived. All distributed freed from cost by CCBB.

At the finish of the sport, the storytelling in the corridor was changed by the samba story “Peguei um Ita no Norte (Explode Coração)” by Salgueira. “To the swing of the waves,” as the refrain goes, Alckmin went, stopped for selfies and was teased by PT members akin to councilor and federal MP elected in São Paulo Juliana Cardoso. Outside, the rainbow confirmed that it was nonetheless raining in Brasilia. The under-elected left with an umbrella for himself and former São Paulo state prosecutor Marcio Elias Rosa.

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