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Brazil launch unique jaguar-inspired kits for 2022 World Cup

Jamie Spencer
Brazil have incorporated a jaguar pattern into their new kits
Brazil have incorporated a jaguar pattern into their new kits / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Brazil have launched new home and away kits for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with jaguar-inspired patterns featuring prominently on the Nike designs.

A subtle all-over jaguar print defines the iconic yellow home shirt, which features a single button neckline in the colours of the Brazilian flag. Green and blue trim adorns the rest of the shirt, which is paired with the blue shorts and white socks that have defined the Selecao since the 1950s.

The jaguar pattern offers a unique twist on the traditional blue away jersey. Green jaguar print features on the sleeves in a striking way, before fading into the shoulders.

Jaguars are native to South America and live in the jungles occupying large swathes of Brazil. The large cats are an international symbol of the country and an important part of the national identity.

Brazil will go to their 22nd consecutive World Cup in 2022, the only country to have featured in every single tournament since the competition was first played in 1930.

The Selecao are record winners, with five titles to their name (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002) and have recorded 11 semi-final appearances over the last 92 years.

This year, the likes of Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Marquinhos, Alisson and co. will first have to navigate Group G with Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon. Brazil were drawn with Serbia and Switzerland in the group stage at the last World Cup in 2018, topping the standings, while they also thrashed Cameroon in the opening round as recently as 2014.

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