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Brazil to play two African nations

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Published: 12:31, 27 May 2023  
Brazil to play two African nations

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has said that Brazil will play friendlies against two African nations as part of an anti-racism campaign.

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

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.

The team will play in support of their Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior, who has been racially abused in Spanish League games this season, CBF said on Friday.

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 suffered in a LaLiga match at Valencia on Sunday, the 10th such episode against the player that LaLiga has reported to prosecutors this season.