France Youth Teams Cleverly Hide That They Are Using 'Old' Kits

Friday, 22 March 2019
If you watched some youth football in the past days, you might have noticed that the kits of the France national youth team did not feature two stars above the France logo but the flag of France. We find out why (thanks to Footpack for the heads up).

France Youth Teams Add French Flag To Kits To Hide That They Are Using Old 'One World Cup Title' Jerseys

The reason for the kits of all France youth teams to feature the French flag in the place of the star above the FFF national team logo is simple. They hide that they are using old Nike jerseys with one star - that is a pretty clever way to make the jerseys do not look wrong while not needing to get new two stars jerseys and equipment for all the youth teams.

In fact, the reason is NOT that they would be not allowed to wear the two stars on the kits, as stated in the FIFA Equipment Regulations.

The Article 4 of the FIFA Equipment Regulations reads: "The men's selection will not be able to wear a star on their jersey if it is the female or futsal or beach soccer selection that has won one of the aforementioned competitions, and vice versa). Nevertheless, the five-pointed stars - or other symbol on FIFA instruction - corresponding to the category concerned may also be displayed on other teams of the same category (teams of young women may for example sport the champion star) of the world won by their national team "A" .

The youth teams of England, Germany and other national teams who won World Cup titles are using the same kits as the Men's, including the stars.

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