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What you didn’t know about the “cat of the curse” that stars in the memes after the elimination of Brazil in Qatar 2022

The cat was adopted by the Brazilian team after the event and they named it "hexa" for his quest for the sixth world championship (AFP)
The cat was adopted by the Brazilian team after the event and they named it “hexa” for their quest for the sixth world championship (AFP)

Brazil were unexpectedly eliminated in a penalty shootout against reigning world runners-up Croatia in a shootout where the users of social networks considered that it was carried out the “curse of the cat”, after the “scratch du oro” press officer threw a tabby cat that was sitting quietly on the press conference desk.

December 7 was when the controversial act that filled the people who are following the most important tournament in this sport with indignation took place, the press officer of the verdeamarelhaVinicius Rodrigues, he took it from the leather to throw it a few meterswhat the cat responded by staying in a new other space from the room with an indignant face.

Vinicius Jr., who was in the room, looked puzzled at the press representative of his country and gave a nervous laugh, to later answer questions from international journalists.

Pixie boy cats are a cross between a wild and domestic cat, they are one of the most affectionate cats in the world (Getty Images)
Pixie boy cats are a cross between a wild and domestic cat, they are one of the most affectionate cats in the world (Getty Images)

Unlike the rest of the world where the majority of the abandoned domestic animal population is dogs, In Qatar, cats are the ones who live mostly on the streets of the capitalso it is common to see them inside restaurants, shops and, on this occasion, in stadiums.

So far the origin of the cat that appeared in the conference prior to the match between Brazil and Croatia is unknown, but taking into account the number of stray cats in the Asian countryhe most likely comes from the streets of Doha and his race could be pixie bob.

This species is one of the largest, morphologically speaking, that exists the cats of company and one of its main characteristics is its short tail. “The body is muscular, has a pear-shaped face, and has ear tufts. It has a mottled pattern on a background that goes from cinnamon to reddish,” Purina, a company dedicated to the production of pet food, describes this breed.

The pixie bob is one of the friendliest catsconfident and sociable among all races, the company joined on its website.

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The star of the “joga bonito” team, Neymar, was unable to take a penalty, Rodrygo and Marquinhos missed their chances against goalkeeper Dominik Luvakovic, who put in a magnificent performance throughout the game preventing key plays from ending with a ball in the bottom of the net.

nor the prayers of the hundreds of fans who were at the Education City Stadium in Doha, were able to prevent social media users from They will take revenge for the feline released at the press conference.

Twitter users insisted that the cat named as "Hexa" is happy after the elimination of Brazil (Twitter)
Twitter users insisted that the cat named as “Hexa” is happy after the elimination of Brazil (Twitter)

“Goodbye Brazil”, “never mess with a cat” and “the curse fell on them” were some of the most recurring phrases used by Twitter users after Brazil’s elimination from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

After what happened in the conference with Vinicius Jr., the cat was adopted by the coaching staff of the Brazilian team, according to information from the newspaper O Estado do São Paulo, the cat was named “Hexa”.

The reason for its name is because the brazilian team was looking for in this edition of the world cup get his sixth championshipin addition to adding to the enthusiasm of the entire country that it felt like a favorite after the good level they had presented in the first two games of the group stage and “the dance” that ended 4-1 against the South Korean team .

Brazil was eliminated by Croatia from the World Cup after missing two penalties in the decisive round (Twitter)
Brazil was eliminated by Croatia from the World Cup after missing two penalties in the decisive round (Twitter)

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