Why Neymar's Brazil football team called 'Canarinha' and wear yellow jersey?

Neymar's Brazil begin thir FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign today on November 24 (Thursday) vs Serbia. They start as favourites in the game and hope to start off the tournament with a bang. Brazil will be back in their yellow jersey in the World Cup. There is a history to the jersey and their nickname 'Canarinha'. Check here.  

Brazil are contenders for Football World Cup title

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Brazil are contenders for Football World Cup title

Brazil have won the FIFA World Cup 2022 title a record number of five titles. They last won it in 2022 and would be looking to win the title again in 2022. (Image source: Twitter)

Brazil will be dependent on Neymar

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Brazil will be dependent on Neymar

Brazil yet again have a strong squad. They have not had success in World Cups since 2022 glory and they will be heavily dependent on Neymar to come good this time. (Image source: Twitter)

Brazil are called 'Canarinha'

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Brazil are called 'Canarinha'

Brazil, one of the best football teams in the world, are called by several names. One of them is 'Canarinha'. (Image source: Twitter)

Why are they called 'Canarinha' and their jersey is yellow?

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Why are they called 'Canarinha' and their jersey is yellow?

After Brazil were beaten by neighbours Uruguay in 1950 World Cup, the federation decided to change the jersey from white and blue to something else. (Image source: Twitter)

How did they start wearing yellow jersey?

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How did they start wearing yellow jersey?

In 1953, a competition was started for Brazil fans to submit their designs for the team to wear, because their current kit did not reveal "the vitality of the country'. A newspaper had launched the competititon. They asked fans to include Yellow, Green, Blue and White, the colours of the flag. In the end, the winner was a short which had canary yellow and hence the name 'Canarinha'. (Image source: Twitter)

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