It appears that the newly released Brazil 2014 World Cup home shirt made by Nike doesn’t meet the requirements of the Brazilian Football Association!
After the official release of the new Brazil home shirt a number of fans noted that the ‘Brasil’, was missing from under the new magnified badge but it now appears that this is against the CBF regulations.
Chapter 3 of the Statute of the Brazilian Football Association on the subject of ‘symbols and emblems’ states that green stars showing the number of World Cup victories should be placed above the crest whilst the inscription ‘Brasil’ should be just below it meaning it is part of the badge.
Rather than recall the new Brazil jerseys and risk a backlash the CBF have agreed to meet up and in principle amend the regulations in April 2014 as an easy fix to the problem but Brazil are due to play South Africa in Johannesburg in March 2014 a month before the meeting and so seeing as the new Brazil jersey does not meet these criteria its highly unlikely to be allowed to be worn for the friendly against South Africa.
So who’s to blame? Well the Brazilian Football Association gave Nike the authority to make the crest slightly bigger than usual which is why they removed the ‘Brasil’, from under the crest for more space. So it seems the Brazilian FA are to blame for signing off Nike’s design and not knowing their own regulations.