Posted February 15, 2018 10:16:51 The first soccer game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup ended in dramatic fashion on Saturday night in Sao Paulo.
As the ball was dropped, Brazilian fans surged up the pitch in celebration and the soccer officials had to step in to stop the crowd from doing anything violent.
As it happened, the game was also being played on televisionSatellite.
The Brazilian channel Telemundo, which broadcasts games live, broadcast the game on a loop and it was not hard to spot the moment when the ball dropped.
As a result, many fans, who had been cheering on the game from the stands, were forced to stand.
Some were even able to walk to the pitch.
Telemune’s announcers had to shout out: “We have a problem.”
The Brazilians were in the lead in the second half, and Brazilians had been chanting, “This is a dream!” as the referee waved the ball, as it was about to leave the field.
At the end of the game, the crowd chanted: “This soccer is a nightmare.”
Some were also able to see the players as they made their way onto the pitch, and others could hear the cheers for the referee and his crew.
“I think they [the Brazilian players] had a moment of clarity,” the commentator of Telemonde’s soccer game, Paulo Lopes, told Ars Technicas.
“They saw a very sad scene that was happening, and it had a good impact.”
A similar reaction was seen in Mexico, where the game began at the same time as Brazil and Mexico, with fans chanting “Hasta la vista!” as their team came off the field, and they were joined by the crowd in their chants.
Lopes said that the Brazilians’ reaction was a “big deal.”
“It was a very emotional moment,” he said.
“It’s the kind of thing that will change the way people think about football in the future.”
A team official from Mexico City, who requested anonymity, said that people in Mexico City are used to seeing their country’s soccer teams in World Cup matches.
“The fans here know that we have teams that are really good and that play in the World Cup,” he told Ars.
“But that’s not the case for the people in the United States.”
“They’ll say: ‘We like soccer, but we don’t want to see soccer at the World Cups,’ ” the official said.
However, the officials from both countries said they hoped to see more of the same in the years to come.
“When we play soccer in the States, we can expect some of the results we’re used to,” Lopes added.
“This time we will see more intensity.”
The Brazilian soccer officials said that they had been trying to convince the World Soccer Federation to grant them permission to use their television coverage, but were not sure when that would happen.
“There are many, many reasons why we’re not allowed to do it,” Luts said.
The officials said they are not sure if the Brazilian television viewers will ever get to see Brazil play in a World Cup game.