The main kit significance in this group was the fact that Denmark used three different shirts – as well as the usual red and white home and white away, they had an all-red third kit, loosely based on the 1986 kits.
While there might be some misgivings, we feel it’s an elegant solution to a problem with clashes that arises against sides in white due to the white sleeves of the Danish first-choice kit. For example, if Denmark hadn’t had the all-red option, they would have had to change against Belgium, despite being the ‘home’ team.
Elsewhere, Russia’s change kit, featuring one of our favourite shirts of the competition, has white socks with trim which is black rather than a more appropriate red or white, while Finland goalkeeper Lukáš Hrádecký was able to wear yellow in all three of their games.
For those who are familiar with our Premier League kit-tracker, we once again have Matt Smith rating the kit choices. Whereas with the PL games he only assesses away sides, here he has given scores for all teams (see below).
Denmark 3 Finland 1
Belgium 3 Russia 3
Finland 3 Russia 3
Denmark 3 Belgium 3
Finland 3 Belgium 3
Russia 3 Denmark 3