Jun 6, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; World Cup soccer balls are seen before Portugal and Mexico

World Cup: Day 9 Uniform Recap

World Cup Uniform Grades

Italy vs. Costa Rica

Jun 20, 2014; Recife, Pernambuco, BRAZIL; Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne (22) tries to control the ball in front of Costa Rica defender Cristian Gamboa (16) during the second half of Costa Rica

Result: Costa Rica (2-0. 6 points) won 1-0 in a surprise victory over Italy (1-1, 3 points).

Grading the Uniforms

Costa Rica: C

I’d rather see them in their red tops, blue shorts, and red socks. The all-white kit seems to plain but not plain enough that it makes it look clean. I’m not a fan of the red looking stripe going across the chest.

Italy: B

The blue jersey is fine, but i’d rather see it paired with white shorts. The mono-chrome look does not work for them.

Switzerland vs. France

Switzerland v France: Group E - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Result: France (2-0, 6 points) got the win, 5-2 while making the Swiss (1-1, 3 points) goal look like Swiss cheese in the Group E showdown.

Grading the Uniforms

France: B+

This is an example of a clean looking kit. Simple yet classic. Though I feel like they should figure out how to incorporate red a little more.

Switzerland: D

Swiss army knife, blood clot and I’m sure this kit could be given more nicknames. Some teams can pull off the all red, but the Swiss are not one of those teams.

Honduras vs. Ecuador

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Result: Ecuador (1-1, 3 points) won the match 2-1 over Honduras (0-2, 0 points) in the Group E match-up.

Grading the Uniforms

Ecuador: C-

I like their crest but that’s about it. Their uniforms are made by Marathon (who?) and they look like they should be worn in a marathon or a bike racing event, not a soccer game.

Honduras: B

All the pieces of the uniform are white with a little bit of blue trim. Pretty basic stuff going on, but I’m diggin’ the large “H” on the chest.


Best Looking Match

1. Switzerland vs. France

2. Italy vs. Costa Rica

Worst Looking Match

Honduras vs. Equador

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