Spain to wear white for opener

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Spain has been ordered to make a new kit for the World Cup after FIFA decided the team's normal red shirts didn't offer enough contrast to the Netherlands' jerseys for their opening game in Brazil.

Spain's clothing supplier adidas said yesterday that "FIFA has expressly mandated" it to supply Spain with a third ­— white — kit that it must use in its first match at the World Cup.

FIFA requires teams to have two different kits for the tournament — one light in color and the other dark.

Spain's strip is red for home and black for away, while the Dutch — who wear orange — have a blue away kit they plan to wear against Spain on June 13.

Meanwhile, Australia's World Cup team landed in Brazil on Wednesday, the first foreign squad to arrive for the tournament. Australia is a heavy underdog in Group B with defending champion Spain, Chile and the Dutch.

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