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FIFA World Cup 2014: Argentina to play for the first time in their away blue in the finals

Vikesh Shet
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Modified 11 Jul 2014
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Argentina’s and Germany’s jerseys for the final

The German team will play in their classic white jersey while the Argentine team will play in their away colours, that is the dark blue jersey.

Germany were given the option to choose their preferred colour for the final and they chose the classic white home jersey for the final. The FIFA rule states that if one team wears a light jersey the other team has to adhere and wear a dark jersey.

Argentina will wear their away jersey, which is of a dark blue shade with stripes of blue hue. Argentina’s road to the final has been relatively smooth, with outright wins in 5 of the matches and a win in penalties against the Netherlands after a goalless draw in the semi-final. All these victories were by a margin of just one goal.

Germany started their campaign with the 4-0 drubbing of Portugal and came through a tough group also consisting of Ghana and USA. The knockout rounds saw them beat Algeria in extra-time and a memorable 7-1 win against hosts Brazil in the other semi-final.

This will be the first time in this tournament that Argentina will wear their away colours, and it will be interesting to see if it affects their performance in any way. The final is scheduled to be played at the Marcana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Published 11 Jul 2014, 16:21 IST
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