World Cup jerseys get mixed reviews ahead of Qatar game
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The World Cup is a once-in-a-lifetime global stage for Australian teams, with the 2015 draw offering the most number of Australian-made or -inspired teams.
With so much to choose from, Australian footballers were faced with a monumental task ahead of the first game in the 2015-16 campaign as they travelled to join the rest of the field in Brazil.
In an effort to help streamline the selection process for each nation for all the games played, all teams were instructed to place the following criteria in the order they would like a jersey to go through:
1. In-game performance.
2. In the last competition.
4. Number of caps.
5. In the last game.
6. In the last three games.
7. In the last four games.
8. In the last five games.
9. Performance in the last two World Cup Qualifiers.
The six-year old boys were the first to submit their choices, which were put through a series of tests to determine which would be sent to the respective Socceroos’ coaches for a vote.
The process ensured the Socceroos got the most number of votes on the jersey, with the result that their six-year old design won the overall vote and made it to the front of the line.
In total, 28 teams submitted their choices, and were sent to head coach Ange Postecoglou, who had the final say on who should be selected for the next round.
“I was pleased with that. It was a huge vote, and the biggest vote was for the six-year old design, which ultimately won,” said Postecoglou.
“We’ve had some great designs for the last two tournaments, and I think in the end the six-year old design had the most votes, so I’m very happy with the way it went.
“I think the six-year old design has some really good spirit to it, and the fact that it’s black, it