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Why Portugal & Wales wore away kits at Euro semis

REVEALED: Why Portugal and Wales both wore away kits at Euro 2016 semis

July 6, 2016 By Andrew Amoth Wandola
Here is why Portugal and Wales wore away kits at Euro semis.

There was a little bit of confusion among fans watching the Portugal vs Wales Euro 2016 match on Wednesday. The main issue of concern was not even the match itself, but the kits the two teams were wearing. Many fans, particularly on social media, kept questioning the decision by the two sides to wear away kits in the same match. Here are some of the complaints:

Portugal's Joao Mario attemps a shot on target against Wales in their Euro 2016 semi-final clash at Stade Velodrome:Portugal vs Wales

Normally, the home team wears the home kit and in this case, many fans had expected Seleccao to wear their usual red kits. Here is how the two sides would have appeared on the pitch if they wore their respective kits, under normal circumstances. 

But why did Fernando Santos' men choose the light-green kit over the red one? If Portugal wore their red kit, it would be quite difficult to differentiate it from Wales’ charcoal and lime green away kit. This is because Portugal’s home kit is somehow dark red and both FIFA and UEFA are known to be obsessed with bright colors. Therefore, the decision to allow Portugal to wear their light-green away kit was to make both players visible from a distance, which is eventually good for the fans and commentators. Good or bad decision? Are the two kits really 'color-clashing?' You be the judge. 

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