The Seleçao will wear all black for the first time in its history, in a CBF initiative against racism
Brazil will play the first part of the friendly against Guinea next Saturday at the RCDE Stadium with the Nerazzurri
For the first time in its 109-year history, the Brazilian team will play a game wearing a black shirt and pants. The unprecedented event will take place this Saturday in the first half of the friendly that the Seleçao will play against Guinea at the RCDE Stadium, in Cornellà-El Prat, given that, after the break, the Brazilians will return to their traditional yellow kit.
The color change is an initiative of the Confederaçao Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) which is part of the ongoing anti-racism campaign. The highest body of Brazilian football had already reported that it wanted the first match of the Seleçao after the attacks suffered by Vinicius Jr. in Mestalla to serve as a platform against racial intolerance inside and outside the sports facilities.
For ednaldo rodriguesthe first Afro-descendant to become president of the CBF, the fight against racism “is a priority issue in the entity” and underlines that football has the power to open paths that promote tolerance and respect between people.
“We are the only football federation in the world that has implemented a device that provides for the loss of points for acts of racism”underlines the Brazilian leader.
The Brazilian team played its first match in 1914 dressed in white shirt and pants. It was 1952, when he adapted traditional horse riding with a yellow shirt and blue trousers. And six years later, in the final of the ’58 World Cup in Sweden, when Brazil beat the hosts and won their first title, he wore the blue shirt, which later became the reserve colour.