Against the spectacular backdrop of Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, Nike and Brazil star Neymar today unveiled the new Brazil home kit for 2013. The most storied national team kit in football was launched as a part of "Batalha das Quadras" (“Battle of the Court”), a competition for young players to play small-sided football on a variety of surfaces to sharpen their skills and celebrate the game. The new kit will be worn for the first time against England on February 6.
The competition honors the unique heritage of Brazilian football where many of the world’s great players -- including Ronaldo, Neymar and Ronaldinho -- first honed their skills playing street football and small-sided games.
The new Brazil home kit features the classic colors of football’s most iconic shirt combined with design innovation, giving a nation obsessed with football everything they want from their famous jersey. The Brazilian kit is like a national flag; it symbolizes a nation. It must be understated, it must be pure and it must inspire.