From this week of ‘all the world is -officially!- football shaped (and it’s ours to kick in space:-)). And for the last 6 months I’ve been training with tubes & pencils to capture all colours of the world…
Trying hard to compose a comprehensible (& complete!) Colour Encyclopedia and 1 tiny aspect of this whole Mission Impossible are of course the colours of national football teams. Here are some:
Starting with red, here’s Belgium’s single chance to eternal glory – apart from chocolates & waffles – The 1 & only Red Devils! But did you know South Korea has a team by exactly the same name?
A small consolation prize for our Dutch friends who couldn’t make it to Russia. Those of you familiar with Dutch culture will probably recognize Miffy, Jip & Janneke, Mr De Uil & several 70s players…
Brazil is the only country that has participated at every final round of every world cup.
Blue turns out to be the favourite colour of quite some teams: neighbouring France & Italy of course.
- unfortunately the beloved & stylish Italian team above is excused at the current tournament -
The inevitable Argentinians with the ever present Rhino, Gino & Dino… (& the little hand of god)
And I’m not sure if Scotland participates, but if they do, watch their secret weapon by the name of Lionel Nessie – reappearing every Summer – Just don’t come home too soon, will you?
Here are their neighbours from the Irish Republic. The grass couldn’t be any greener.