The Brazilian males’s nationwide soccer workforce made historical past whereas making an anti-racism assertion on Saturday.
For the primary half of their pleasant match on Saturday, June 17, on the Stage Entrance Stadium in Cornella de Llobregat, Spain, Brazil donned black kits for the primary time within the nation’s footballing historical past. The kits have been worn in assist of ahead Vinicius Jr., who has just lately endured quite a lot of racial abuse incidents whereas taking part in membership soccer with Actual Madrid.
Vinicius Jr. was given the quantity 10 shirt for the match, made well-known by legendary Brazilian ahead Pelé. “With racism there isn’t a sport! Your struggle is our struggle,” the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) tweeted previous to the sport. “And on this historic day, when the Brazilian nationwide workforce will put on a black shirt for the primary time, you’ll put on our emblematic quantity 10 shirt. Let’s go collectively within the struggle in opposition to racism in soccer and society.”
The black shirts featured an embossed leopard print sample, very similar to their current home jerseys. The names and numbers on the again have been yellow, with an orange define on the numbers. The Nike swoosh, quantity and CBF crest on the entrance of the shirt have been all yellow.
The black shirt was paired with black shorts and socks.
Most of the fixtures in Brazil’s dressing room and within the hallway main out to the sphere additionally featured anti-racism messages. Each groups posed collectively previous to kickoff to face in opposition to racism.
Within the second half, Brazil switched again to its ordinary dwelling package, with yellow shirts, blue shorts and white socks with inexperienced cuffs. The shirts, nonetheless, nonetheless had a black anti-racism emblem in the midst of the chest.
Brazil defeated Guinea 4-1 within the match, with Vinicius Jr. discovering the scoresheet together with Joelinton, Rodrygo and Eder Militao.