Unlike some important teams that took a political position in the Qatar Cup, the Brazilian did not manifest herself in the 2-0 victory against Serbia, this Thursday (24), in her debut game in the World Cup.
The national team, captained by defender Thiago Silva, chose to remain, at the Lusail stadium, oblivious to the problems in the Middle Eastern country.
That’s even though coach Tite, in an interview with Sheet before the Cup, extolling the importance of “social equality and justice in whatever country”.
Qatar has in its history, and therefore receives constant criticism from NGOs such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, the disrespect for human rights.
Migrants from poor countries who work mostly in civil construction and LGBTQIA+ people are the target of mistreatment and discrimination. Homosexuality is considered a crime in Qatar.
Seven national teams, in an act for the LGBT+ cause and in a campaign for inclusion, had planned for their captain to wear a multicolored armband, but FIFA vetoed it, threatening to punish anyone who disrespected it.
British and Germans gave up the use of the armband, but left their mark of dissatisfaction in another way. The former kneeling before the start of the match against Iran, and the latter covering their mouths at the moment of the photo before facing Japan.