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FIFA Force Spain To Prepare ‘Emergency’ White Kit For World Cup Due To Baffling Holland Kit Clash Fear (With Leaked Photo)

By Chris Wright

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Spot the difference

Spain and Adidas have been rushed in producing an “emergency” third kit for the World Cup after FIFA raised concerns that fans wouldn’t be able to distinguish between theirs and Holland’s strips during the opening Group B fixture between the two sides.

It would appear that FIFA have been grumbling about Spain’s 2014 World Cup kits since they were registered for use at the tournament back in January, with Blatter and his cronies unhappy that Spain’s predominately red home strip (above) and their predominantly black away strip didn’t satisfy FIFA’s request that all countries prepare one all-dark kit and one all-light kit for use in Brazil.

FIFA have since asked Spain to rush out a third, all-white kit to wear against Holland on 13th June as there’s simply no way that anybody in the stadium or watching on television at home could possibly tell the difference between their entirely red kit and Holland’s dark blue number (also above).

Furthermore, Spain are the designated home team for the fixture, meaning it would be perfectly legitimate for them to wear red and Holland to wear blue – which, as far as we remember from infant school, are completely different colours.

Still, this is FIFA we’re talking about; why look for any logic?

Anyway, photos of Adidas’ white rush-job have since been leaked, and it looks a little something like this…

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(Via Footy Headlines)

Suggested further viewing…

Pies’ Bumper Guide To Each And Every Kit Being Worn At Brazil 2014 World Cup

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By Chris on May 28th, 2014 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.
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10 Responses to “FIFA Force Spain To Prepare ‘Emergency’ White Kit For World Cup Due To Baffling Holland Kit Clash Fear (With Leaked Photo)”

  1. Mohan says:

    Adidas laughing to the bank?

  2. JoeT says:

    Hollands Blue it is light and dark?

  3. Andrew says:

    I always thought the rule was there due to people in poorer countries who may only be able to watch on black and white tv sets

  4. Hootie says:

    They should have given it a “Nigel DeJong’s cleat” water mark…

  5. Even though, I generally agree with most of what you have to say, this time you are wrong and there is a very good reason for FIFA to want this change and for every country to have both dark and light kits. The world cup is watched in many, maaany countries, some of which are not as developed as what is considered normal in the Western of Europe. Hence, in those countries, especially in some smaller town and villages, people do not have colour TVs but only black and white ones. With this information taken into account I bet you see why two dark kits would be considered a problem and virtually indistinguishable for people less fortunate that us

  6. MG says:

    Is it perhaps for people with colorblindness?

  7. Jarren says:

    People in poorer countries only have black & white tv’s?

    What is this, 1989?

  8. Joe says:

    @ here it comes

    Quite the contrary. It’s so that HD TV’s (more precisely, the ultra slo-mo super-duper HD replays) don’t send everyone into an epileptic fit. As if FIFA are bothered about poor people, even if this was still 1981 and black and white TV’s were still working.

    Where does this leave Croatia though..?

  9. Geraldo says:

    The Premier League’s rules governing away kits is even more ludicrous if the season just past is anything to go by…Newcastle, Hull and Swansea all wearing their second strips at Old Trafford, for example?

  10. David says:

    spain could wear there black kit and holland there oranger know colour clash there its mad man

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