The Brazil football shirt is associated with 'samba football.' The team and players are known for playing in an attacking style more akin to having fun on the beach than playing a serious match. The current kit evokes memories of the great Brazil side of the 1960s and 1970s - winners of 3 World Cups out of 4.

Brazil Boys 2014 FIFA World Cup Home Soccer Jersey

The Nike designed Brazil soccer jersey follows the same color pattern that has been used since 1950, and can be purchased from Soccer Box. The canary yellow shirts, blue shorts and white socks stand out as a beacon of style to football fans around the world. Players like Pele, Garrincha, Zico, Socrates and Ronaldo have worn it with pride and success.

The Brazilian public is obsessed with the yellow Brazil soccer jersey winning the World Cup at home this summer. The last time they hosted the tournament, they were expected to win. Instead, they lost the final match to Uruguay. The cursed final has remained a nightmare for Brazilian football lovers, even to this day.

1950 Defeat Sparks Search for New Kit

Doom and gloom surrounded the entire nation after losing the last World Cup to be played in Brazil. The players were blamed, and a new approach was needed to move on from the ghost of the Maracana stadium. A new Brazil football shirt was required, and a competition was launched to find it.

The competition was aimed at finding a new Brazil kit that incorporated all the colors of the national flag. A young newspaper illustrator won the competition, and the famous Brazil football shirt that we all know and love was born. The man wasn't Brazilian though. He was from neighboring Uruguay - the team who had beaten Brazil in 1950!

Up until 1954, the Brazil team had worn white as their main colors. Wearing the new yellow, blue and white kit, they have gone on to win 5 World Cup trophies: in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. It is still not enough to remove the nightmare of 1950 though, and the only way will be a victory this summer in Rio.

World Cup Returns to Brazil

For the past 4 years, the Brazilian soccer team has slowly built up their confidence. Under the guidance of head coach, 'Big' Phil Scolari, they are now rightly seen as favorites for the upcoming tournament. The victory at the Confederations Cup in 2013 has given the whole country confidence.

This team doesn't have the star quality through the spine of the team as the great Brazil teams of the past. They do have a true global superstar instead. In their ranks is Neymar, hailed as the new player to rival Messi and the Portuguese, Ronaldo.

It is hard to appreciate at what level the host of a World Cup is competing when compared to their rivals. Brazil has not played a competitive match for the majority of the last 4 years. That is why last year's Confederations Cup was so important. It has given them belief that they can lift the famous trophy for a 6th time.

Group A and Beyond

Group A of the 2014 World Cup had Brazil placed with Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon. It is a group that holds no fear for Brazil, and they should be able to build momentum before a prospective tough second round. A fixture against World champions; Spain, the Netherlands or Chile is likely to await them, which will be a tough task.

The World Cup is still the tournament that all true soccer fans look forward to most. A World Cup in Brazil is the ultimate for many fans. Will Brazil go all the way this summer and erase the ghost of defeat in 1950? Many people hope so.

At the Soccer Box shop, we have all the official Nike kits and accessories for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Get on down and find your team's jersey in time to show your support. The most stylish of them all is the Brazil football shirt. They are favorites for the trophy and favorites in our store!

Be a part of history by shopping for the latest Brazil soccer jersey in support of the 'samba boys', as they attempt to win the World Cup on home soil this summer. We have an amazing offer for customers of our online store.