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Brazil to play African nations to assist Vinicius Junior

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Brazil will play friendlies towards two African nations as a part of an anti-racism marketing campaign in assist of their Actual Madrid ahead Vinicius Junior, who has been racially abused in Spanish League video games this season, the Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF) mentioned on Friday.

The five-time world champions will face Guinea in Barcelona on June 17 and Senegal in Lisbon three days later.

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The CBF has additionally launched a nationwide marketing campaign towards racism in Brazilian league matches beginning this weekend following the racist insults 22-year-old Vinicius suffered in a LaLiga match at Valencia on Sunday, the tenth such episode towards the participant that LaLiga has reported to prosecutors this season.

With the slogan “There isn’t a sport with racism,” the CBF goals to increase the battle began in 2022 below its new president Ednaldo Rodrigues, who pushed for adjustments in laws that noticed the soccer authorities and Brazilian justice system apply extra extreme punishments towards racism in stadiums.

“We would like Brazil to guide the battle towards racism worldwide,” Rodrigues advised Reuters in a interview in March.

The CBF labored carefully with Vinicius on the main points surrounding the 2 friendlies because it needed to make certain the participant was comfy with the matches being held in Iberia and the Actual Madrid winger supported the thought, sources mentioned.

With the CBF nonetheless searching for a brand new nationwide workforce supervisor, Brazil will once more be coached by caretaker Ramon Menezes, who will depart the Beneath-20s for a day in the course of the World Cup that’s at the moment being performed in Argentina to announce on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro the squad for the Barcelona and Lisbon friendlies.

Rodrigues advised Reuters in March that Actual Madrid supervisor Carlo Ancelotti can be an apparent selection for the vacant Brazil publish if he was accessible on the finish of the European season.

Nonetheless, final week the Italian shelp he would honour the final 12 months of his contract on the Bernabeu.

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