The evolution of the Spanish jersey throughout the World Cups

Red, although with shades throughout history and accompanied by navy blue in recent decades, has always been the color that has represented the Spanish soccer team throughout its participation in the World Cups, since its premiere in the appointment in Italy in 1934 to the current edition in Qatar.

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22 November 2022 Tuesday 23:37
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The evolution of the Spanish jersey throughout the World Cups

Red, although with shades throughout history and accompanied by navy blue in recent decades, has always been the color that has represented the Spanish soccer team throughout its participation in the World Cups, since its premiere in the appointment in Italy in 1934 to the current edition in Qatar.

The Spanish team debuted in a World Cup event in the transalpine country, where they already fell in the quarterfinals wearing red. Almost a hundred years later, in its 16th participation in a World Cup, Spain will jump onto the field again with its iconic red shirt, only replaced by blue in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

For the secondary jerseys, blue, in different shades, and white, although on fewer occasions, have been chosen above all. Precisely these two colors will be combined in the second Spanish jersey in Qatar, whose design is a tribute to the World Cup held in Spanish territory in 1982, which in 2022 turns 40.

Despite the fact that the nickname 'la roja' to refer to the Spanish team is currently widespread, this nickname has only been used since 2004, when the then coach Luis Aragonés suggested it: "I would like the team to have a name, an identity Just like Brazil is the canarinha or Argentina the albiceleste, I would like Spain to be 'the red one'.

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