World Cup Kits 2010 now posted

Posted by John Devlin

I’ve just posted a full set of all 64 home and away kits for this year’s World Cup.

You can see them all here.

16 Responses to “World Cup Kits 2010 now posted”

  1. Lesejo Says:

    Dear John:
    The official kit of Uruguay A is not all white. Is shirt brownish and shorts and socks blue sky.
    In WC 2010 France used too socks blue (vs. Mexico). Netherland and Portugal used too is tipical socks orange (vs. Uruguay and Spain)and red burdeos vs. RP Korea.
    Curiously Argentina and Gernamy don’t used his away short white including his 1/4 – Fianl match.
    Eventually, Spain used white short ans socks vs. Chile.

    Excused me my bad english. I wait your answer.



  2. Jon Says:

    From what I can gather the official away kit is white, as used in the World Cup in the match against South Africa, but I know about the shirt you are referring to.

    There was a gold shirt with black trim in the same design as the white shirt which was leaked on a number of websites before the new kits were officially revealed. I would guess this particular shirt may be used for away matches in Argentina due to the need for a third shirt.

    As for the shorts and socks, I think the sky blue pairs are alternatives for use with the home kit against teams who wear black shorts or socks. A lot of the shorts/socks changes were due to typical pedantry from FIFA.

  3. Lesejo Says:

    Thanks for your answer, John

    Uruguay shirt A

    You think that the colours of the National Teams of first round are previously drawn for or the colours in agreement with the teams are chosen that who play on Home before the day-match?

    How you can explain that Argentina and Germany playing with the same black shorts in his respective match 1/4 Final?

    Another thing more. You know where are writing the norms from FIFA for the regulation of the kit colours in a match WC’s?

    Thanks for your answer. It is a pleasure for me to write with you.

  4. Lesejo Says:

    Dear John:
    For when a next book yours with kit colours of all the matchs of the final phases of the WC 1930-2010?

  5. John Devlin Says:

    Hello Lesejo – thanks for getting in touch and Jon thanks for clearing up the Uruguay situation. My understanding of it is exactly the same as yours. The shorts clashes annoyed me in the WC to be honest – I had no idea why Argentina and Germany both wore black. Plus why did Germany keep wearing black away shorts (when the standard colour is white) that meant the three stripe trim on the shirt was gold and on the shorts white?

    I’ve been trying to find rules from FIFA on colour clashes but with no luck, I’ll ask a few people.

    And Lesejo – that is a great idea!

  6. Larry Hudson Says:

    It’s fun to debate these things, but the rules on kit clashes have been hazy for, well, ever really.

    It’s one of those things where a clash is hard to define. I mean, obviously, you can’t have both teams wearing a red shirt, but how many times do you see one team in white and the other in light blue – yet other occasions when one team in white and the other in light blue has caused the away team to change their kit?

    It’s strange, but that’s the way it’s always been. One referee might think that white and light blue is a clash, where as another referee is fine with it.

    I have a friend who’s a referee, at a very low level, and he told me, knowing my interest in football kits, that actually if you read the rules, the home goalkeeper kit is “higher up” than the away team’s kit.

    For instance, if the home team wear blue, and the away team wear black, and the home goalkeeper kit is black, the away team should be the team to change.

    But in reality, that isn’t the way it’s done. In that situation, as we have seen, the home goalkeeper would wear a change kit.

    My point is, the rules on kits seem to not really matter, and it’s just up to the match officials, players, manager, and kit men.

    I mean, can shorts clash? We’ve had this debate many times. In some leagues/competitions they can, in others they can’t. Surely, you would think, there would be a law, either they can or they can’t? In the Premier League, you see some teams not bothering and others changing.

    In the aforementioned Germany-Argentina match, maybe that particular referee prefers the shorts being the same colour, rather than Germany wearing white shorts and that contributing more to an “overall” clash of white with Argentina’s shirts and socks.

    Maybe another referee would have preferred Germany to wear their standard white shorts?

    Or maybe, the German kit man just likes the team in all black?

    I’m sure the kit men play a big part, like how many times over the years have we seen Manchester United in their away kit but inexplicably wearing change short and socks? Like at Anfield last season, here’s a pic –

    I also found it strange that Arsenal seem to be fine with short clashes, as they never change their home shorts when they go away to like Everton, but they went to Sunderland last season and wore their navy away strip – but decided that actually the shorts clashed and changed to white.

    Here’s a pic –

    Or maybe the ref that certain day wanted them changed, who knows?

    It’s intriguing, and makes for an interesting debate, but I just don’t think the rules on kits mean anything really – it seems to simply be up to what certain people (refs, kit men, players) find acceptable that day.

    Like, remember when all goalkeepers wore green shirts? Well, suddenly, goalkeepers have to wear a different colour shirt to each other, which I am fine as goalies do sometimes go and attack from corners late in games. Although, and again probably just because this certain ref wasn’t that bothered about this sort of thing, I went to a Premier League match last season, Wolves-Birmingham and both goalkeepers had the same colour kit.

    It’s interesting stuff….

    Sorry to ramble on…

  7. Jon Says:

    This, by the way, is a picture of the gold Uruguay shirt that Lesejo was referring to. It was on the blog of Footballshirtculture back in January

    As you can see, it’s the same design as the white kit used in the World Cup, but with the Puma and AUF logos in the centre instead.

    Also, on that same blog they also showed a picture of the home shirt, which was exactly the same as the current shirt, except for the Puma logos, which were in red rather than white. Interestingly Uruguay’s official tracksuits had red Puma logos and “URUGUAY” written on the back in red.

    As for the goalkeeper jersey clashes, I recall it was a brief rule in the Premier League a few seasons ago, where both teams’ goalkeepers had to wear different colours. The reasons for this are unknown but the ruling seems to have been relaxed, after seeing numerous instances of goalies wearing almost identical colours.

    I even remember a bit of a hoo-hah delivered by some newspaper after the Arsenal v Hull game in the 08/09 season, when both goalkeepers wore green, as did the match officials. But nobody batted an eyelid when international goalkeepers regularly wore black strips, which of course clashed with the officials during the days when they almost always wore black.

    And back to that Germany v Argentina incident, I’m not sure why Germany were made to wear black shorts either. Ironically, when the two sides met in the World Cup four years previous, there was a shorts clash there too, only that time Argentina were, for some strange reason, made to change their white away shorts for the black home pair, which looked a mis-match for their navy away shirts and socks. Yet another bizarre occurence that only the penpushers at FIFA can answer (only they are stuck in their ivory tower, no doubt very much unapproachable about the matter!!!!!!!!)

  8. Lesejo Says:

    What pity!

    I don’t speak English to talk about with all of you on this fantastic Forum of kit colours in the final phases of WC.

    Thanks to all by your fantastic contributions.

    You remember the inagural match of the WC 1970 Mexico vs. USSR?
    Who had the brilliant idea to equip both with his official colours and but when the TV was still in many countrys in b&w???

  9. John Devlin Says:

    Great message Larry and you raise some interesting points. Arsenal always used to use their change strip when the shorts of the home clashed but thanks to the PL relaxing the laws over short clashes don’t seem to bother these days. As for Utd and Anfield, my impression is that Fergie likes his side to wear white socks wherever possible (other then when they don their customary black pairs) and I guess white shorts went better with this combo than black? Just a guess. I think you’ve hit the nail on the head though – the shorts situation seems to be about ‘overall’ clashes these days rather than specifics.

    Jon – thanks for clearing up the Uruguay situation – I think I would quite like to be a penpusher at FIFA – deciding who wore what kit!!

    And Lesejo, just watched the Mexico/USSR game on YouTube – it was in colour but I had to laugh at how people with BW TVs must have struggled to decipher the green shirts/white shorts/green socks against the red shirts/white shorts/red socks!! Perhaps that was the game that instigated FIFA’s old rule of one light shirt vs one dark shirt?!

  10. Lesejo Says:

    Please, download this image. Sorry, because is in spanish, but is one best evidence that the appointment of the kit colours of the matchs of the Final Phase is before the kick off the first match.

  11. Jon Says:

    That may well be the first example of FIFA dictating who wore what in the World Cup, though there were a few exceptions, such as Australia wearing yellow against East Germany when the sheet states they would wear green.

    I know from the Umbro blog on their past kits that Australia did indeed have a green away shirt, but they wore yellow for all three group matches. Also, West Germany were made to wear their green away kit (despite there being no clash) with the Aussies, though the black socks stated in the colours sheet turned out to be wrong – the host nation wearing green socks.

    There is another really strange instance in that tournament, and that is Bulgaria being made to wear their red away kit for no apparent reason against the orange of Holland. A terrible colour clash, which no doubt looked a lot worse on colour television. Argentina vs Poland was another very poor kit clash, considering one of the teams should have been made to change to their away kit, and no matter if you were watching colour or black and white television, the shirts would have been hard to distinguish.

    The madness carried on into the second round group phase, where Brazil were made to change into their blue, yes, BLUE kit against Argentina.

  12. Lesejo Says:

    I am completely OK with You, J O N, in the matchs that You appointment of WC 1974.
    In WC 1978, there were other two peculiar encounter: Austria: Sweden and Austria: Brazil, where the tv-spectators, poor men, with his TV in B&W would have certain difficulties to follow the encounter.
    Taking advantage of this fantastic source of information, somebody of You can to say to me kit colours of the match Argentina: Bulgaria of the WC Chile 1962?
    Argentina use the same kit that in his match versus England?
    Friends, thanks many.
    (to be continued)

  13. Lesejo Says:

    all the kit colours of WC 1970.


  14. Lesejo Says:

    Dear friends, for the match ARG:BUL of the WC 1962 is all OK:

    ARG: white & sky blue, black, grey.
    BUL: red, white, white.

    and for the mentioned match ENG:ARG of the same WC, the kit colours are:

    ENG: white, white, white.
    ARG: blue, black, grey.


  15. John Devlin Says:

    Lesejo – thanks for posting all that info – great stuff!! Cheers

  16. Lesejo Says:

    Friend John Devlin:
    It has been a pleasure.


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