Why can’t they wear their traditional jerseys? Brazil are the home nation playing at home and should probably always, unless they get a seven goal tonking, get to wear their home jerseys. They’re playing Holland at the moment of writing (albeit muted), who are wearing a navy shirt. The Dutch, in blue? May as well be pink or green. Since when did orange and yellow clash? Holland aren’t Holland unless they’re in orange.
It’s been the same throughout the tournament. It’s actually quite unusual now for two nations to be both wearing their traditional home jerseys. Okay, England and Germany wear white, so it’s rationally acceptable for one of them to wear their away shirt, but for other teams to be wearing their 2nd and 3rd unrecognisable strips, well, I can’t quite explain it, but it puts a certain unwanted slant on the game. It’s like your favourite character in a computer duel changing his appearance at the last minute. It’s not quite off-putting, but it’s mildly niggling. And nobody ever mentions anything about it. No one else cares.
It must be about the tone and darkness or lightness of the shirts. Let’s have a bit of clash is what we say, it’ll make for a more interesting game for a start. Don’t get us started on that goal line technology as well. Taking the fun right out of it that is. Couldn’t they leave that BS to HawkEye in Wimbledon? Apparently the ref gets a vibration on his watch if it crosses the line. Clever but unnecessary. And as for diving — be a man, stay on your feet!
I saw a goalkeeper wearing black boots however, so that was a pleasant surprise.