With just over 100 days until the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Brazil kit that they will be wearing in Qatar has been revealed.
The Selecao, aiming for a record-extending sixth World Cup and first in 20 years, will certainly look the part as they enter the tournament wearing a stunning pair of shirts.
The first batch of jerseys made available to the public on Monday, featuring stars such as Alisson, Philippe Coutinho, Marquinhos, and Rodrygo, sold out in an hour, and we shouldn’t be surprised.
At first glance, the home jersey appears to be an exact replica of the traditional Brazil kit, with the famous yellow jersey accented with tasteful sprinklings of blue and green trim.
A closer inspection reveals, however, that the fabric is speckled with an unusual print pattern inspired by the jaguar’s fur, the largest cat species in the Americas.
As a result, Nike claims that the “vibrant, fierce” jersey is “inspired by the unstoppable grit” of the South American country’s more than 200 million people.
The jaguar motif is rendered in an eye-catching shade of green on the sleeves of the blue away jersey, while the pattern is rendered in an understated relief print on the yellow home shirt.
Two kits have been a big hit with Brazil players heading to Qatar 2022, with Richarlison praising the national jersey.
“Beautiful, wonderful, the most beautiful in the world,” Tottenham Hotspur forward Christian Eriksen told Globo. “Nothing is better in the world than wearing a Brazilian team shirt. This one frightens opponents, and with the World Cup approaching, it gives them butterflies in their stomach.”
Brazil’s World Cup campaign begins on November 24 against Serbia, followed by matches against Switzerland and Cameroon on November 28 and December 2, respectively.
Brazil World Cup Kit History
The Brazil national team home jersey wasn’t always yellow. The team ended its half-century run in white and blue after an assumed tournament victory was snatched by a devastating defeat at the Maracanã Stadium in 1950. Four years later, the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) debuted a new kit in yellow, green, and blue — the colors of Brazil’s flag. The design resulted from a national competition, and the new colors stuck.
Since 1998, all Nike Brazil home kits had a streamlined appearance, with the classic Brazil colors and no graphic patterns. As a result, the variation in yellows and greens is quite low, keeping the shirts appropriate for The Canaries.
The canary yellow jersey worn by the national team and millions of fans around the world is the most recognizable symbol of Brazilian soccer—and thus of Brazilian identity. The Brazil national team’s yellow jersey is quite possibly the most iconic uniform in sports. Brazil is the most successful national team in World Cup history, having won five titles.
The Brazil kit represents a joyful symbol. Football shirts conjures up images of the game’s greatest players performing beautiful feats while playing the most beautiful of games. Brazil’s kit has a long history, dating back to Pele, Jairzinho, and Zico, as well as the modern World Cup. It represents the joys, fun, tears, and magic of Brazil’s World Cup.
Brazil is without a doubt the most successful country in world cup history. They wore white uniforms from the start of the 1930 World Cup in Uruguay until 1950.
Brazil had their pioneer kit with a white and blue border when they only made it to the group stage.
Brazilian World Cup Kit from 1934-1974
1934 Fifa World Cup: Brazil wore a similar white kit with blue borders in the 1934 World Cup in Italy.
Brazil finished third in France’s 1938 Fifa World Cup, wearing a similar kit with a white and blue border.
1950 World Cup: Brazil hosted the 1950 World Cup in its own country. Brazil advanced to the final and finished second in the 1950 World Cup. The team had a white kit with a blue border.
Brazil received its first yellow kit in the 1954 World Cup, but they only advanced to the quarterfinals before being defeated by Hungary.
They won their first World Cup in 1958 but could not wear their yellow color kit in the final due to a color match with host Sweden.
The 1966 World Cup was the first time England realized their dream of winning the World Cup. Brazil, on the other hand, was eliminated in the group stage. Brazil’s 1966 World Cup kit was green with a yellow border.
1970 World Cup: Brazil defended their world cup title as a tribute to Pele’s final world cup in Brazilian yellow.
1974 World Cup: Brazil competed in West Germany’s ninth World Cup. Brazilians wore yellow uniforms to finish fourth in the tournament.
The Brazilian national football team competed in the 1978 FIFA World Cup, maintaining their record of being the only team to compete in every World Cup Finals.
Brazil competed in the 1982 World Cup until the Second Group Round, when Italy defeated them. As a result, Brazil wore its traditional yellow jersey throughout the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
Brazilian World Cup Kit from 1986-2014
1986 FIFA World Cup: Brazil advanced to the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup, where France defeated them.
1990 FIFA World Cup: The Brazilian football team competed in the 1990 FIFA World Cup but only made it to the last 16 before being defeated by Argentina in their yellow kit.
1994 FIFA World Cup: Brazil ended their glorious world cup run by defeating Italy to win the world cup. Umbro Sportswear sponsored Brazil’s World Cup kit in 1994.
1998 FIFA World Cup: Nike sponsored Brazil’s world cup kit when they were defeated by France 3-0 throughout their journey.
2002 FIFA World Cup: Brazil made an impressive world cup run to defend their five-time world cup title. Brazil’s official sponsor was Nike.
2006 FIFA World Cup: Brazil competed in the 18th FIFA World Cup, which was held in Germany, and advanced to the quarterfinals before being defeated by Zidane’s France team.
Brazil competed in the 19th FIFA World Cup in South Africa, wearing a class yellow jersey with Nike as an official sponsor, but was defeated in the quarterfinals by the Netherlands.
2014 FIFA World Cup: It was the 20th FIFA World Cup when Brazil was humiliated by the German team. Nike sponsored Brazil throughout their World Cup journey.
Brazil will compete in the 2018 FIFA World Cup wearing a Nike-sponsored yellow jersey.