Every four years, yellow’s a pretty big deal. No matter how brilliant (or not-quite-so-brilliant sometimes) the Brazil football team is, they seem to embody everything fans love about the World Cup. The old footage, the flamboyance, the outrageous skills, the dancing fans, the wide grins. And we’ve noticed some links the most successful football nation has with SEMA4. Four, in fact.

Its all about the yellow.
This year, Nike has decided to take it back to 1970. They’ve colour-matched the Brazil team’s new shirt to the yellow worn by the wonderful team that won the tournament in 1970. According to Nike, Brazil’s home shirts for this summer’s tournament are yellow as always, but the shade is ‘a more vibrant samba gold’ than has been seen for over 20 years.

4 goals.
In that 1970 final in Mexico City, mentioned above, Brazil beat Italy 4-1.

Famous fourth.
Carlos Alberto, Brazil’s captain, scored the fourth goal in that game. It’s one of the World Cup’s most iconic goals, with Alberto arriving at speed onto a perfect pass from Pelé.

4 on his back.
Carlos Alberto wore the number four shirt for his country, of course.

And you know what? If Brazil conquer the world in Russia this summer it will be World Cup win number…six. Oh well, you can’t have it all!