Brazil to Sport Blue Away Jerseys in Friendly Against England at Wembley

In a departure from tradition, the Brazilian national football team will swap their iconic yellow jerseys for their blue away strip when they face off against England at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

This highly anticipated encounter marks the first time in seven years that England will host the Selecao, adding an extra layer of excitement to the clash between two footballing powerhouses. However, fans expecting to witness Brazil donning their famous yellow shirts, synonymous with football legends like Pele, Ronaldo, and Ronaldinho, will be surprised as the five-time World Champions opt for their blue away jerseys instead.

The decision to wear blue against England and yellow against Spain in the upcoming friendly matches is a deliberate move by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and Nike. This choice allows fans to catch a glimpse of both the home and away kits in the last international window before the Copa America later this summer. Meanwhile, England will stick to their traditional white jersey, albeit one that has faced criticism due to the revamped St. George’s Cross on the back of the shirt.

In a related development, England is set to unveil their new purple away kit when they take on Belgium at Wembley next week. The team has been in stellar form recently, remaining unbeaten since their 2-1 loss to France in the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals.

As Brazil prepares for the encounter, they will be without several key players, including Neymar, Gabriel, Marquinhos, Casemiro, Gabriel Martinelli, Alisson Becker, and Ederson, who are recovering from injuries. It will be a stern test for manager Dorival Junior, who will lead his first match on Saturday evening after succeeding Fernando Diniz.

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