Brazil to play friendlies against Guinea and Senegal as part of ANTI-RACISM campaign in support of Vinicius Jr
Brazilian FA (CBF) has announced that Brazil will play friendlies against two African nations as part of an anti-racism campaign in support…
Brazilian FA (CBF) has announced that Brazil will play friendlies against two African nations as part of an anti-racism campaign in support of Vinicius Jr. This decision comes after the Real Madrid forward was racially abused in Spanish League games this season. The five-time world champions will face Guinea in Barcelona on June 17 and Senegal in Lisbon on June 20. Follow the Latest Football News and Updates LIVE on InsideSport.IN.
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The CBF has also launched a national campaign against racism in Brazilian league matches starting this weekend following the racist insults 22-year-old Vinicius Jr suffered in a La Liga match at Valencia on Sunday, the 10th such episode against the player that La Liga has reported to prosecutors this season.
With the slogan ”There is no game with racism”, the CBF aims to extend the fight started in 2022 under its new president Ednaldo Rodrigues, who pushed for changes in legislation that saw the football authorities and Brazilian justice system apply more severe punishments against racism in stadiums.
“We want Brazil to lead the fight against racism worldwide,” Rodrigues told Reuters in an interview on March.
The CBF worked closely with Vinicius Jr on the details surrounding the two friendlies as it wanted to be sure the player was comfortable with the matches being held in Iberia and the Real Madrid winger supported the idea, sources said.
With the CBF still looking for a new national team manager, Brazil will again be coached by caretaker Ramon Menezes, who will leave the Under-20s for a day during the World Cup that is currently being played in Argentina to announce on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro the squad for the Barcelona and Lisbon friendlies.
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