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In the equipment regulations for FIFA competitions, section 18.2 states: Those Member Associations that have won the FIFA World Cup may put a symbol on the playing shirt representing this accomplishment and the number of times won. The form of symbol is not specified, although the accompanying illustrative example depicts a gold star. For national team ...


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The captain and (during his absence on ice) alternate captains (not “assistant”) are players designated to be the point of contact between the referee and the team. Only these players are allowed to discuss with the Referee any questions relating to the interpretation of rules. This privilege applies only to the respective captain/alternate captain who is ...


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There is a rule about this. From Wikipedia: American basketball leagues at all levels traditionally use single and double digits between 0 and 5 (i.e. 0, 00, 1–5, 10–15, 20–25, 30–35, 40–45, and 50–55). The NCAA and most amateur competitions mandate that only these numbers be used. This eases non-verbal communication between referees, who use fingers to ...


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Yes, it happen numerous of times. It's like every other yellow card, look at this from FIFA laws of the games: Celebration of a Goal While it is permissible for a player to demonstrate his joy when a goal has been scored, the celebration must not be excessive. Reasonable celebrations are allowed, but the practice of choreographed ...


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Ron Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace in 2011. "Changing my name was meant to inspire and bring youth together all around the world."


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The answer is basically No, though there is no official statement of teams many articles I have read so far points out teams does not provide new jerseys to the players for every game. Uniforms are washed, mended and pressed to look as new every game. From a article of CNN: Mitch Poole, clubhouse manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers "uniforms used to be ...


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The player with the different coloured jersey is the "libero" - a specialised defensive player who is able to be freely substituted for any back court player. They can never rotate to the front court (if that would happen, the player they've replaced must re-enter the court), engage in any kind of attack from above the height of the net (even a back row ...


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From UEFA: Swapping shirts at the end of a match is a symbol of respect between opponents. In fact, UEFA started a campign called Swap your Jersey – show Respect! The first known case of swapping shirts was on 1931: The gentlemanly ritual is believed to have begun in 1931, when France beat England for the first time. The French players were so ...


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An article on ESPN.com from 2006 deals with this, although it doesn't site Kobe as a source and even says "Why's Kobe switching jersey numbers? Your guess is as good as ours" (more on this below). In regard to the number 8 (and confirmed here): Bryant arrived at the No. 8 for two reasons. It was the number he wore when he was a kid playing in Italy. It ...


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Each team must have either 1 Captain and 2 Assistant Captains OR 3 Assistant Captains (One extra Assistant Captain to make up for the vacancy of the Captain's spot.) The role of the players with the "Letters" on their sweater is to get information from the referee. When a penalty is called, usually the Captain of each team meets with the referee in the ...


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This is regulated by FIFA. They require that each team provides two kits for the outfield players, and three for the goalkeeper, and submits them to FIFA before the tournament starts. The process is described in this FIFA document 35.2 Each team shall inform FIFA of two different and contrasting colours (one predominately dark and one predominately ...


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It seems to be mainly about style, but the Golden State Warriors (the initial team to make the announcement) and adidas are also touting the performance benefits. This is a little weird, but I'll quote the quote from the article It's being called the "adizero NBA short sleeve uniform system." And Adidas boasts it as a revolutionary marriage between ...


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Before the 2003-2004 season, NHL teams usually wore their white jerseys at home and the colored jerseys on the road. Since 2003-2004, teams switched the two, and now wear colors at home and white on the road. Of course, there are the occasional exceptions to this. For example, if team A wants to introduce a third jersey at a home game, they may ask visiting ...


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It depends on how you define famous. There were some, but I think no big stars: Rodríguez (since 2014) Javi Garcia (2006) Álvaro Arbeloa (2005) Guti (1995) Site with all the jersey numbers over the years (1995-96 to 2014-15). Also there are no high jersey numbers in the early years. At that time they were assigned consecutively or even alphabetically.


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I'm pretty sure that's Braille, the writing system for visually impaired people. The letters spell B-U-N-D-Y, so it's probably Dylan Bundy, who plays with #37 for the Orioles.


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From Soccer.com article, on-field (authentic) jerseys are different then that sold to spectators (replica). Nike calls their authentic jerseys Vapor Match to note the technology that goes into what the pros wear on game day. They cost $164.99. ... The Vapor Match, worn by the likes of FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and others is slim fit, ...


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The logo is missing due to the contract between Star India and BCCI. According to that contract, the star India logo will only be shown on the arms of the jersey for Asia cup. "We have different sets of agreements for different tournaments with the BCCI. Not wearing the logo on chest was according to our pact for the tournament and the rules of Asia ...


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A recent newspaper article said that players can choose any number they want, as long as no one else in the team has taken it first. For example, Rohit Sharma wanted the number 10 jersey, but he couldn't have it, since a senior player (guess who? :p) already has it. It is also not compulsory for every player to have a jersey number, for example Virendra ...


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There is no standard system, probably because the use of jersey numbers is a relatively new phenomenon in cricket, so there is no history upon which conventions have been built. As you suggest, big name players typically get to wear whatever they like another example being Shane Warne who always wears 23, the same as Michael Jordan wore in Basketball.


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In addition to Ram's answer, I would like to specify that even a "Match" jersey isn't exactly the same than the one wore by the pros. Pros have several patches referring to the played game (e.g. UCL patch, "Fair Play" or "Respect"...) or to the former season winning (e.g. Scudetto in Italia). One can still buy these patches by his own means, but it's ...


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There is a new ICC regulation that teams in televised matches must have contrasting kits, just as in football or many other sports1. As India's normal blue jersey would clash with England's, one of the teams had to change - and the rules are that England always get priority as the home team for this World Cup, so India played the England match in their ...


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There some facts or rumors about those jersey numbers as well some people suggest that every number has its special meaning in Numerology such as number 10 means PERFECT. As a part of cricket is taken in mind these numbers are chosen by the big cricketing stars by their own just like 333 for Chris Gayle.


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I found a very useful link (CardBoardConnection) that can help you with the frame. There, you have a step by step "How to Frame a Jersey": Measure your jersey to pick the right sized frame. Most jerseys will fit in either a 30" x 36" or 32" x 40" frame. Lay the jersey out in the desired position (and orientation to the frame) on the matte backing ...


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No. Not at all. What I would guess is that maybe you saw a spring game which is when a football team (College level) will play a full game with their first team offense and second team defense vs. their second team offense and first team defense. In spring games or practices (and only in spring games or practices) the same team will wear a total of ...


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