Germany coach Joachim Loew to stick with lucky blue jumper

Posted by - July 6, 2010 - Germany, Kitman, World Cup

Knitwear will continue Germany’s run

Don’t expect any touchline fashion statements from Germany coach Joachim Loew for tomorrow’s semi-final against Spain – he is under pressure to stick with the blue v-neck that has served him well so far at the World Cup.

He said: “I’m not driven by superstition but the coaching staff want me to wear the blue sweater because we always score four goals when I do. It is becoming almost a running gag. People keep going on about it.

“I’m not even allowed to wash it now even though I’ve worn it several times. I think I will wear it again against Spain.”

Joachim Loew and Hansi Flick in blue sweaters at World Cup
And assistant Hansi Flick will also be sticking with the duo’s smart casual dugout uniform, like a younger brother whose mum insists on dressing in the same clothes as an older sibling.

Even one of Germany’s stand-out players is aware of the significance of the blue sweater.

Bastian Schweinsteiger said: “I don’t know how many sweaters he has that are blue – but I hope he has one or two left in his suitcase!”

If we are honest, we rather liked the cardigan ensemble from the opening match against Australia.

  • chris chneider

    you are complimenting spain, in orderr to hide your and your teams incmpetence,
    you all should be ashamed and give me my 500 $ back, i lost betting on your 2#$%^&* stupid team.