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adidas today unveiled the new jersey to be worn by the Spanish football team in their qualifying matches leading up to UEFA EURO 2012. This jersey features a special addition – the badge awarded to the team today by FIFA as winners of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
According to the Spanish FA’s design brief “This jersey is born from within, stemming from our passion for La Roja (the Reds),a passion which we feel, share, live and dream, thanks to our team. The new red, the jersey of the World Champions, is born from these attributes which mark our new status as World Champions”
adidas say that “A dynamic design, reflecting the style on the pitch, contains strips of electric blue down the sides and on the shoulders to match the shorts. A yellow line running around the v- neck collar, symbolising the Spanish flag, gives it an added touch of grandeur.”
But above all, it pays great tribute to the World champions, complete with the gold star on the badge, the stitching “FIFA World Champions 2010” on the inside of the collar and the World Cup Champions badge awarded by FIFA.
Spain have a real show-piece match coming up, in the shape of an all-Iberian clash away to Portugal on Wednesday the 17th of November which is now even more of an occasion as it will mark the debut the new Spain Home shirt, which makes us wonder – are Portugal going to play in their away kit, or might Nike have a unveiling of their own to do? (probably not as the Portugal away shirt was only released in February, but we can speculate!)
The shirt’s reveal was preceded by this teaser video which features Fernando Llorente (Athletic Club Bilbao), David Villa (FC Barcelona) and Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid CF) proclaiming that ‘This Shirt is History’ before casting off their current techfit Spain Home shirts and preparing themselves for the new one.
In the meantime, discuss – are you sad to see the old shirt go?
We can’t decide here in the office, some of us think a World Cup-winning jersey like the Spain Home shirt would inspire the players and maybe bring them a bit of good luck, whereas others feel that it should be left as ‘The World Cup Shirt’, and if Spain were to have a few bad games (unlikely!) that shirt would still be remembered fondly for the generation of players that wore it.
What do you reckon? Sound off in the comments and rate the new Spain Shirt!