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Suwon Bluewings' kit fiasco forces Sydney FC to wear away strip in ACL

13 February 2018 7:06 AM
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Sydney FC could be forced to wear an away jersey at home for the first time when they play Suwon Bluewings on Wednesday night.

A kit bungle for the opening game of their Asian Champions League campaign may force the Sky Blues to wear navy blue at Allianz Stadium after Suwon brought the wrong jerseys to Australia.

Sydney FC were denied their preferred home strip due to the Asian Football Confederations' uniform requirements.

The Asian Football Confederation's strict uniform requirements mean Sydney FC can't have a sky blue home jersey and a navy blue away jersey for the tournament, forcing them to adopt a predominantly white home strip for continental matches. The Korean club were instructed to wear their royal blue home strip for Wednesday's fixture, but it's understood they only brought their white away kit.

The K-League giants immediately ordered their home kit to be sent from Korea on Tuesday, but can't guarantee it will arrive in time for Wednesday night's match.

Sydney FC's support staff spent Tuesday afternoon rushing to have ACL-approved jerseys printed with names and numbers ironed and ready for use.

Sydney FC were denied their preferred home strip by the Asian Football Confederations' strict uniform requirements and opted for a predominantly white home jersey with sky blue shorts and socks.


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