Spain and Adidas have presented the kit that the national team will wear, when they defend their world title at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil next summer.
For the first time at a finals tournament, the whole kit will be entirely red, with a gold trim for the shirts, shorts and socks.
With the two hues of red within the shirt design, the intention of the all-red theme is to represent the “passion” of Spain, whilst the prominent gold trim, badges and numbering, represents the “victory” of being the defending champions.
The presentation featured all the players in the current squad and took place at the Compac Theatre in Madrid. Hoards of fans gathered outside the venue, hoping to get a first glimpse of the new kits, as well as their heroes that will be wearing them next Summer.
During the presentation, the players gave their thoughts to the new kit designs, including captain Iker Casillas, sporting the all-blue goalkeepers kit.
“These types of shirts show that every time, they’re thinking more of the performance of the players and that’s the way ahead, to ensure we’re more comfortable on the pitch.”
“Being in the Spanish national team is always an honour. We want to do something important, in the face of the next World Cup and get back to making history.”