La Roja in black

Spain’s away kit for the upcoming World Cup was unveiled several days ago.  For the first time in the country’s history, Spain will wear all black, although there are fluorescent neon green (called “electricity”) trim and details to bring a bit of color.  The new kit will be worn for the first time on March 5, when Spain takes on Italy in a friendly in Madrid.

Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernández, Juanfran Torres, Álvaro Arbeloa, Jordi Alba and Koke Resurrección feature in the promo video.

Here are some more photos of the kit.

I wasn’t a big fan of the red kit unveiled last year (I hate the vertical stripes), and I’m not a big fan of this one either.  Surely Adidas could have made more effort for the defending champions?  Apparently this black and green combination was inspired by Spain’s “colorful and unique culture” and the “encouragement of fans on summer nights,” which is quite lame.  I guess I will just have to think back fondly to the red and navy shirts from the 2010 World Cup.

Here’s the video.

Posted on February 19, 2014, in team. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. First, I kind of LOVE you for this blog. Thank you so much for your hard work.
    Secondly, I will also deeply miss the kit they played in against Holland. They all looked so good in it :D (and even better when they take them of….. xD )

  2. I think it’s ugly. But damn is Xavi sexy when he turns his head to look at the viewer like that!

  3. Thanks for latest updates! Truly enjoy your posts! I am hoping to find some opinions of the new kit directly from the players bc I am not a big fan either. A little red, mustard, blue or even white would have been great on the new kit but none of those colors are there. Bummer!

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