5 thoughts on “Ireland’s quick kit change before playing Italy at USA 94

  1. Though I don’t doubt this happened, I’ve heard it before from another source, why did they bring both kits? I’ve seen the prep it takes, packing the kit into the skip, laying it out in the changing room, Why oh why was everything there at the stadium?

    1. Charlie always brought two of the kit they were wearing on the day so they could change at half time and he brought one of the other kit, just in case I guess, or to give to charity. But handy he did! I’ve never heard officially why this happened but anecdotially I’ve heard that Ireland was at fault. In Jack’s world cup diary he pens that they were told not once, but twice to wear the white kit, but I wonder if this is just some embellishment.

  2. no explanation in the article why this happened, would have thought stuff like that would be set out beforehand in a very clear fashion for everyone, very strange mixup that both teams ended up in their away kit, In Rome 1990 Ireland wore white v Italy so would have expected Italy to change or maybe a toss.

  3. Hi Don, apologies, an earlier edit of the article had removed some details. I’m not sure who at the FAI got mixed up, it’s a good thing they brought both kits with them.

  4. i remember they wore all green in the away leg of the playoffs in 2001 against iran. i mainly remember because i thought i looked horrible and from certain angles it was hard to distinguish the players from the pitch on TV

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