Captain of the Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) transition government team, vice-president-elect Geraldo Alckmin (PSB) arrived five minutes late to see Brazil’s World Cup debut at the CCBB auditorium in Brasília , together with part of its team and journalists. The event included distribution of popcorn, water and guarana.
PT members and allies followed the guidance given by Lula two weeks ago, at the beginning of the transition, in the same place: the shirt of Brazil has no party. Everyone wore green and yellow.
Sweepstakes. Accompanied by the president of the PT, Gleisi Hoffmann, Alckmin wrote down his prediction in the pool started by journalists: 2×1, the same score drawn by his colleague.
Eating popcorn and not talking much, he watched the serious game, now pursing his lips and now enjoying the delicacy.
“I’m optimistic. Brazil has more possession of the ball, let’s score the goal”, he declared at the end of the first half. You got it right.
Out, Neymar. Who was also not very wrong was Gleisi. When asked about Neymar’s participation in the game, she replied: “I didn’t even see him”.
The CCBB audience even applauded the decision to remove the player from the field in the second half.
“Since Neymar started supporting Bolsonaro, he has never been the same”, lamented Senator Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP), moments before Richarlison opened the scoring.
Front team. The seriousness of the former toucan contrasted with the front row, occupied by deputy Aliel Machado (PV-PR), senator Eliziane Gama (Cidadania-Ma) and Randolfe.
The Amapá senator spent almost the entire game in an attack position, leaning his arms on the chair in front of him.
During the break, he insisted on demonstrating all his football knowledge about the history of Brazil in World Cups.
Eliziane couldn’t stay in the chair, she was very nervous. She was almost always the first to alert the unsuspecting that the ball was approaching the opposing goal.
Ball on the crossbar, goal kick, foul in the area? Too much for Aliel to maintain decorum.