Ireland to wear green shirts for Euro 2012 encounter with Spain in Gdansk
IRELAND will be wearing their green jerseys when they play Spain this June at the Euro 2012 in Poland.
It had been thought that they would wear their white away kit in the game at the impressive PGE Arena in Gdansk on 14 June.
The FAI confirmed to RTE, during a trip to the impressive PGE Arena in Gdansk, that Ireland would line out in their first-choice green kit, even though Spain are the designated ‘home’ team.
FIFA and UEFA had previously sought to avoid both teams playing in dark or light shirts, as it made it more difficult for people watching on black and white television to distinguish between teams.
However, Ireland will wear the away kit in the final group game against Italy in Poznan on Monday June 18.
Ireland have been wearing white when they have been knocked out of their past three tournaments in 1990 (Italy), 1994 (Netherlands) and 2002 (Spain).