“Historical passion of a large part of Brazilians”will the national football team be able to help the country unite again, after an October presidential election marked by extreme polarization between the voters of Jair Bolsonaro and those of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva? This is the question that arises Folha de Sao Paulo, as Neymar and his teammates prepare to enter the 2022 World Cup against Serbia on Thursday, November 24, in Qatar.
For the daily newspaper of the Brazilian megalopolis, the competition “opens the way to a truce” between the two camps: the results of the ballot, which resulted in the narrow victory of the left-wing candidate (50.9% of the vote) over his far-right opponent (49.1%), “resulted in splits between families and groups of friends, often conflicting”.
In an editorial, O Globo also sees in the Mondial a “chance to bring Brazil together”. The South American giant was “split in two by a fratricidal election that left deep scars on society” and or “tempers are still high”, in particular with the demonstrations of radical voters of Jair Bolsonaro, who reject the result of the election – on November 23, the Superior Electoral Tribunal rejected an appeal by Bolsonaro’s party – and continue to