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.