Last week’s launch was followed by a backlash from fans online who felt the stripes looked like an upside-down Russian tricolor, or Serbia’s flag. Federation president Alexander Dyukov says his organization “considers this design a failure and hopes that Adidas will prepare a new variant.”
Russia will use its old uniforms for games against Belgium on Friday and San Marino on Tuesday. Adidas didn’t immediately respond to Dyukov’s comments but said Thursday it was “confident” of finding a solution.
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