Vinicius Jr

Racism reducing my desire to play football: Vinicius

The Real Madrid forward has suffered abuse from opposition fans on many occasions in recent years, with one incident in Valencia in May provoking worldwide outrage.

Spain not a racist country, says Carvajal before Brazil friendly

Real Madrid and Brazil forward Vinicius Junior has suffered racial abuse on many occasions in recent years, with one incident in Valencia in May provoking worldwide outrage.

Brazil hope to avoid breaking ignominious record

Brazil will hope not to break an ignominious 23-year-old record when they visit Wembley Stadium to square off against hosts England in a mouthwatering friendly on Saturday.

Ancelotti urges 'zero tolerance' of racist abuse in LaLiga

On Thursday, Vinicius urged the European governing body UEFA to take action against alleged racist chants directed at him by Atletico Madrid and Barcelona fans.

Vinicius condemns racist chants before Atletico Champions League game

"I hope you have already thought about their punishment," the Brazilian said on X, mentioning the official accounts of the Champions League and European football's governing body UEFA.

Vinicius uses football to stimulate young Brazilian minds

Perched on football-patterned cushions on classroom floors of artificial grass, they learn on tablets and smartphones using an app created by the Vini Jr Institute, started by the Real Madrid athlete to improve public education in disadvantaged communities.

What Bellingham said to referee that earned him a red

Jude Bellingham screamed obscenities at referee Gil Manzano after the final whistle was blown seconds before he scored for Real Madrid at Valencia.

‘It was the best performance of the season’

Regarding his thunderbolt, Vinicius added: “I don't tend to shoot from outside the box but I felt confident and I didn't get to play the last game and it came off. I'm thrilled but now we have to rest up before Tuesday." 

Sports, politics and the ugly by-product 

Ideally, sports and politics should never mix, but inevitably, sports and politics always mix.

August 30, 2023
August 30, 2023

Brazil tap Raphinha to replace injured Vinicius

Vinicius, who limped off early in Madrid's 1-0 La Liga win against Celta Vigo on Friday, will reportedly be out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury, taking him out of Brazil's qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru on September 8 and 12, respectively.

August 29, 2023
August 29, 2023

Vinicius out for over a month with hamstring injury

Los Blancos confirmed the Brazilian's injury in a statement but did not specify his expected absence time

June 18, 2023
June 18, 2023

Vinicius complains as advisor racially abused at Brazil friendly

"While I was playing in the already historic black shirt and getting emotional, my friend was humiliated and mocked at the entrance to the stadium," wrote Vinicius on Twitter early Sunday

June 18, 2023
June 18, 2023

Vinicius and Brazil spot on with black strip anti-racism protest

In a powerful move Brazil abandoned their iconic yellow and green shirts and were instead kitted out in an all-black strip in a stand against racism for the first half of the game

June 15, 2023
June 15, 2023

Vinicius to lead new anti-racism committee : FIFA

"There will be no more football with racism in it. The games should be stopped immediately when it happens. Enough is enough," Infantino said on Thursday

June 13, 2023
June 13, 2023

Spain, Brazil to play anti-racism friendly in Madrid after Vinicius abuse

The Spanish and Brazilian football federations presented their plan on Tuesday for a friendly match at the Santiago Bernabeu in March 2024 to combat racism, after global outrage at the abuse of Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior.

May 29, 2023
May 29, 2023

Vinicius, Joelinton in Brazil squad for June friendlies

The games against the two African countries--Guinea and Senegal-- are part of an anti-racism campaign by Brazil in support of 22-year-old Vinicius Jr, who last week suffered racist insults from fans -the 10th time this season he has been abused in LaLiga

May 27, 2023
May 27, 2023

Racism in football: What Vini’s story tells us

Vinicius Jr was subjected to terrible racial taunts during a LaLiga match

May 27, 2023
May 27, 2023

Guardiola tells Spain to follow PL example after Vinicius abuse

Brazil winger Vinicius said Spain now "belongs to racists" after he was abused by fans during Real's game at Valencia in La Liga last week

May 26, 2023
May 26, 2023

Real Madrid still without Vinicius for Sevilla trip: Ancelotti

Vinicius Junior subjected to racial abuse last weekend will miss a second successive match due to a knee problem Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

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