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New Zealand Accuse Mexico Of ‘Psychological Attacks’ Ahead Of World Cup Play-Off For Making Them Wear Their Away Kit

By Chris Wright

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The New Zealand national side have just arrived in Mexico ahead of the first leg of their World Cup play-off against Chicharito and co., and already their press back home have accused their hosts of waging “psychological warfare” on the Kiwis in a bid to get the upper hand.

The New Zealand Herald have been quick to point out that the “crafty” Mexican Football Federation freely published details of the All Whites’ arrival times and accommodation details so, despite wanting to keep their entrance as low-key as possible, the team were swamped by fans and press as soon as they touched down in Mexico City.

As The Herald themselves put it: “The Mexican Federation contacted every media organisation in the country yesterday, as well as fan websites, forums and supporter networks, informing them of the All Whites exact time of arrival and airline.”

But wait; the worst is yet to come!

Several New Zealand press outlets are also complaining that sneaky, underhanded Mexico have staged a two-pronged attack on their brave boys…by refusing to let the All Whites wear their all-white home kit for the game on Thursday evening.


While their jerseys are green, Mexico play in white shorts and white socks meaning that, by FIFA’s decree, New Zealand are going to have to wear their change strip.

Apparently this is problem because the All Whites’ away strip is all black, which they fear will make their players overheat while toiling away in the stifling atmosphere inside the Estadio Azteca.

That’s right! The away team are going to have to wear their away kit! Shock, horror! Can you just imagine?! ┬áTruly, this is psychological warfare at it’s most insidious. It’s outright subterfuge is what it is!

Still, can’t hurt to get your excuses in early, eh fellas?

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By Chris on November 13th, 2013 in FAIL, International football, Kits & fashion, Newsnow, World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

7 Responses to “New Zealand Accuse Mexico Of ‘Psychological Attacks’ Ahead Of World Cup Play-Off For Making Them Wear Their Away Kit”

  1. Hasselhof says:

    I guess these tactics are worse then their usual of just throwing bags of filled with urine, as they do when the US comes to play at Azteca.

  2. daniel says:

    Chicharito wasnt even called up for the playoff…… Neither did giovani or guardado….. Pitty

  3. PepperBelly says:

    I hope NZ stomps ’em messkins.

  4. Ali says:

    Signs of desperation from the Mexicans, really hope they lose

  5. dk says:

    lol at these dumb comments. Home side wear home kits and away wear away kits ,whats wrong with that? If their kits clashed, why should the mexicans wear away kits’s pants when they are the home side? And i read the article from herald and i dont see a big deal to publish here. Failed by WATP? Overexerted !

  6. Ross says:

    I live down in N.Z now and on the radio the other day one chap was saying New Zealand have a chance as the Mexico under 17’s side lost to Nigeria…. Grasping at straws

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