Any Brits or Germans around? I have a question.

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  1. Paul_Sjordal

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    Why do the English national team wear white and black at the World Cup if their flag is white and red?

    (Yes, I said "white and red" not "red, white and blue." I do know the difference between England and Great Britain and between the Union Jack and St. George's Cross.)

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    While we're on the subject, why do the Germans use white and black in their World Cup uniforms? That's not exactly representative of their flag either.

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    I take you are talking about the football world cup (soccer to you Americans that is).

    England actually play in dark blue shorts with a predominately white shirt. The shirt now has red stripe running down the sleeves and the shorts have a red stripe down the side.

    No idea why the blue shorts as opposed to all white except that all white wouldn't look very good.
     
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    Germans used to wear their flag on their uniform during the 1990s, as seen in this picture of Lothar Matthaeus, taken at the end of the 1990 World Cup. Similar designs were pretty popular throughout the decade, until "retro", simpler uniforms became fashionable. Nowadays, the German teams uses the traditional white/black uniforms, but the three stars representing their three world titles are used as a nod to the flag: One black, one red, and one yellow.

    What I've never understood is why their "away" uniform is green.
     
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    Evolution? In 1966, England won the World Cup wearing red shirts and white shorts. I suppose white shirts were the alternate strip, which has gained more popularity over the years.

    Colours don't always match the flag, e.g. Italians wear blue, and in fact are known as the "Azurri", yet their flag is red/white/green. And the Dutch are famous for having orange shirts, no relation to their flag either (but historically the Dutch have a connection to orange, e.g. William of Orange).
     
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    ..and cycling.

    Jay
     
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