One day after Nike previewed the new Boca Juniors shirt for the coming season, Adidias’ new take on River Plate’s famous red sash came out. As part of the week previewing the new season in Argentina, I thought it’d sate a few readers’ thirst to give a couple of pictures of the new shirts of Argentina’s two biggest teams – even though they’re still not likely to be fighting it out for the league title during the Torneo Apertura. Boca’s new shirt goes for slightly bolder colours than in recent seasons, whilst River’s – to my eye at least – has a slightly retro touch to it. Read on to see the images…
With Boca’s new shirt, Nike have gone for a brighter shade of blue and, once again, a lighter shade of yellow than (if I were a Boca fan) I’d be strictly happy with.
For River’s new shirt, meanwhile, Adidas seem to me to have gone for a slightly retro touch. The ‘CARP’ on the sash reminds me of some older shirt designs – for that reason I’d personally prefer it without the current badge, but at least the manufacturer’s logo’s moved back to where it should be.
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Photos: Boca shirt both taken from ole.clarin.com. River shirt front shot taken from canchallena.com; number taken from riverplate.com