Today, the football kits of the Group C for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. A very interesting group, and I called it the group of surprises. England and USA will open the party on June 12 for a potential remake of 1950? who knows. Algeria one of the best African team will be difficult to play, and Slovenia will want to show that qualifying to the World Cup by beating Russia was not an accident. But let’s have a look at what these guys will be wearing on the field of play.
The kits are manufactured by Umbro. Umbro is part of the Nike Group since October 2007.
The home kit is a very classy plain white jersey with a white collar, featuring a star (representing the ’66 victory) on top of the crest on the left chest.
The away kit, launched on February 10, 2010 is a plain red shirt with white end cuffs. Umbro maximised on a clean kit and emphasised their communication on their history of sports tailoring: “My taylor is rich!”
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The kits are manufactured by Nike.
Following the Nike sustainability campaign, those kits are made out of plastic bottles. The Home kit is plain white with a light grey sash that goes from the right shoulder all the way down to the left bottom of the shirt. Marine swoosh, red details on the sleeves, the Nike kits feature the DRI-FIT technology. The away kit is the opposite of the home kit in terms of colours. Simple, classy with strong traditional colours.
Algeria kits are manufactured by Puma.
After defeating Egypt, “Les Fennecs” (desert foxes) made it to the World Cup. The runner up of the African Cup of Nations will be wearing a white home kit with a print of a desert fox head on the right shoulder. The away kit will be bright green with white and red pipings in length.
Kits are manufactured by Nike.
A clear underdog in this group, Slovenia will with no doubt play with nothing to lose. The kits are inovative with a “zebra” print going accross the chest. If someone could give me a canddle in the dark on the meaning of this print, I would grately apreciate. Not sure whether it is a representation of the mountains in Slovenia or energy flow….
Whether you like the print or not, both kits are simple with traditional colours.
[EDIT]: The design across the chest references Mount Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia. The name itself means “three-headed”, which points to its three peaks. Mount Triglav is also the prominent feature on Slovenia’s coat of arms.
Thank you very much FABO for the heads up! [EDIT/]
That’s it for the Group C. Stay tuned for the Group D and another article to come soon!
PS: Thanks DM for your help on Photoshop.