It’s all change for the Spanish national team this summer. Traditionally Spain will use their red shirts, blue shorts and red socks, however the away kit will now be black with a tint of fluorescent green – the first time these colours will be used in Spain’s footballing history.
La Roja have used different shades of blue for their designated away kit in recent years, with the team winning the World Cup Final in 2010 adorning a now-famous navy blue kit before changing to a light blue strip for Euro 2012.
According to Spanish paper AS, Adidas has presented the new strip with the catchphrase ‘Show your colours or fade away’ and wrote on their official twitter account: “Neon lighting up the Spanish night. The Champions must shine again. Show your colours or fade away.”
When asked why those colours had been specifically chosen for this summer’s grand event, Adidas responded:
“The black and neon gear has been inspired by meaningful features of the cheerful, alive, bustling, social and colourful Spanish culture,”
Manchester United’s Juan Mata – who has 32 caps to his name – joined Spanish folklore as he netted the world champion’s fourth goal in the 4-0 crushing of Italy in the Euro 2012 final.
The 25-year-old will look to get his first action in the beautiful new black strip on 5 March as Spain are set to unveil their new kit in a friendly against Italy at Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon stadium in March.
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