Exclusive: Story of a 92-year-old Brazilian searching for the redemption of the curse at Belo Horizonte

92 years previous Luiz Lopes is from Curitiba. Picture Supply: XtraTime

Kolkata: As they are saying, this isn’t only a recreation for the Brazilians, soccer is greater than their lives, their existence and extra importantly greater than their lust for attaining private objectives of life. The FIFA U17 World Cup Quarter Remaining between Brazil and Germany would possibly simply be one other recreation for the gamers and coaches concerned within the recreation, however for the followers, it’s nonetheless a matter of their largest satisfaction ; particularly after that 1-7 defeat at Belo Horizonte in 2014. 92 years previous Luiz Lopes from Curitiba, who was ‘found’ by www.xtratime.in, in entrance of the stadium, is probably the face of hundreds of thousands of Brazilian followers who nonetheless spend sleepless nights within the hope of a redemption of that humiliating defeat.

Lopes was telling XtraTime, “In Brazil, we nonetheless don’t speak about that recreation. It was in all probability essentially the most painful night time now we have ever had. I’ve come right here simply to see a revenge of that night time.”

Lopes reminds that he is not going to simply be proud of a win, however the scoreline too can be essential for the solace. He was saying, “Not only a win, I would like Brazil to win it by Eight-Zero win in our favour. That’s what I wish to see right here. I would like it to occur right here as a result of I don’t know if I’ll keep alive until the following World Cup. That’s the reason I’ve flown all the way in which from my metropolis Curitiba.”

The eyes grew to become full of tears when he tells that he was but to gather his match ticket. The tears which had it’s personal language, the language which speaks concerning the love and crescendo the Brazilians have for the “lovely recreation”, whoch they name “Joga Bonito”.

Belo Horizonte by some means bridged the feelings of the Brazilian followers on the Metropolis of Pleasure. Thanks Luiz Lopes!