Nike France & Brazil FIFA Centenary Kits | Closer Look

Thursday, 11 April 2019
Brazil and Nike this week released a white kit for Brazil's 2019 Copa America opener, inspired by the 1919 Copa America-winning shirt. We take a look at the last time when Brazil wore a white uniform.

Brazil 2019 Copa America 100th Anniversary Special-Edition Kit Released

As you might know, white has been not used by Brazil in an official match since they lost the 1950 World Cup final against Uruguay - however, in 2004, Brazil already entered the pitch wearing a white kit. In 2004, France and Brazil were selected as the two nations to spar in FIFA’s centenary match as World Cup holders and European champions (FIFA was founded in 1904). For that occasion, both Brazil and France used original kits inspired by the country's first-ever jerseys.

Brazil and France 2004 FIFA Centenary Kits

Brazil's shirt was white with a lace-up collar- a nod to Brazil’s jersey worn in their first game in 1914. It was combined withwhite shorts and blue socks.

The France kit paid homage to France’s first kit, worn in a 3-3 draw with Belgium on 1 May 1904. Les Bleus’ ensemble consisted of blue collared shirts, long cream shorts, red socks and a belt.

Brazil and France came out in their modern kits for the second half.

Brazil's side featured Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Kaka, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo, while France's team included Lilian Thuram, Zinedine Zidane, Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry. The match ended 0-0, howver.

What do you think of the kits Brazil and France wore for the 100th anniversary of FIFA? Let us know in the comments below.
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