World Cup 2010: FIFA Ban Brazil Players From Displaying Religious T-Shirts

Brazil players will not be allowed to display messages underneath their football kit...
Brazil have been told that their players are banned from displaying religious t-shirts during the World Cup, a spokesman for the team confirmed on Saturday.

Rodrigo Paiva who is responsible for communications at the Brazil Football Federation CBF confirmed FIFA have told them they are prohibited from displaying anything of a private, religious or political nature.

"They have asked us to obey the guidelines," Paiva told DPA press agency.

Current FIFA guidelines ban players from displaying messages of political or religious nature.

Brazil clash with North Korea at Ellis Park on Tuesday. Past World Cups have seen players from the Selecao display messages on t-shirts.

In 2002, the then-captain Cafu had one with the message 'I love Jesus'.

More recently, Kaka has displayed the 'I belong to Jesus' shirt.

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