Germany have released their World Cup 2014 away kit, apparently taking inspiration from Flamengo, the football giants of Rio de Janeiro. The departure from traditional green will see one of the favourites for the title line out in black and red stripes, similar to Brazilian cup champions ‘Mengo.
Adidas have unveiled the new design with the slogan: “Dein trikot fur Rio – Your jersey for Rio.”
Mesut Özil believes the new look will bring his side good fortune in South America this summer. “The new jersey looks great and reminds me of Flamengo Rio de Janeiro’s kit – that is sure to bring us luck for the World Cup in Brazil.”