Dressed in colourful ponchos, a bunch of Peruvian shamans tie up an effigy of Neymar as they search to “neutralize” him forward of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifying match towards Brazil.
The group of conventional healers from the jungle, mountains, and coastal areas, referred to as on “Tayta Inti” (Father Sun) to assist Peru in its match towards five-time World Cup winners Brazil.
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“We have neutralized Neymar by tying his feet. We tied him up so that he is not in good shape, and doesn’t run and play well,” stated shaman Felix Rondan.
The shamans blew right into a conch shell as they carried out the ritual exterior the nationwide stadium, the place they’ve erected a colourful altar with swords, amulets, flags, and images of gamers from each groups.
Earlier, they took ayuahasca — the highly effective hallucinogenic concoction stated to open the door to the spirit world.
Shaman Walter Alarcon stated the ritual was aimed toward clouding Neymar’s thoughts in order that he can’t “achieve what he is looking for, which are goals.”
Alarcon predicts a tie, saying the match will likely be tough.