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Brazil Wear Black Kit For First Time in History

Update: Confirming the reports, Brazil were donning an all-black kit for the first time ever against Guinea, as a symbol of their fight against racism. Vinicius, who has unfortunately been subjected to appalling racial abuse, wore the iconic number 10 shirt, which is revered as the nation's most famous and emblematic jersey.

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Original Article - 11 June 2023 - Brazil to Wear Black Kit in Statement Against Racism

In a powerful statement against racism, the Brazilian national team will play one half of their friendly match against Guinea in Barcelona, Spain, wearing black jerseys, it has been leaked by Brazilian news outlet UOL. The decision comes in support of Vinicius Jr., who has faced racial incidents during several games, including a recent incident during Real Madrid's defeat to Valencia.

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The black jerseys to be worn by the players are the same model used by goalkeepers and were released by Nike for the 2022 World Cup. The uniform change will only be for the first half, after which the team will return to their traditional yellow shirts. The purpose of this action is to take a firm stance against racism in football.

After the match, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) plans to send the jerseys to political and sports authorities, including the presidents of FIFA, UEFA, and CONMEBOL, as well as Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Minister of Racial Equality Aniele Franco.

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One of the jerseys will also be autographed by the players and auctioned, with the proceeds going towards institutions working in anti-racist causes. Another jersey will be displayed at the CBF museum in Rio de Janeiro.

This initiative is part of CBF's broader support for societal causes. There are also plans for the team to play a match wearing green in Manaus to advocate for the preservation of the Amazon, although the details of this match have not yet been confirmed.

In 2013, Brazil also released a black kit, but that was never worn as the Brazilian national team's regulation did not allow them to wear any other color than their traditional yellow home and blue away.

Brazil Black Football Kit - KEY FACTS:

  • Brazil's national team will don black jerseys for the first half of their friendly match against Guinea.
  • The black jerseys are the same model used by goalkeepers in the 2022 World Cup.
  • The action is in support of Vinicius Jr. and aims to combat racism in football.
  • The CBF also plans to play a match wearing green to raise awareness about the preservation of the Amazon.

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