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The Azzurri will wear a different look outfit at this month’s international tournament.

Italy are gearing up for what should be an intriguing Confederations Cup, which is set to get underway on June 14, when the hosts South Africa square off against Iraq in Johannesburg.

The Italians get their campaign underway a day later, when they do battle with the United States of America in Pretoria at 20:30 CET.

In the lead up to the competition, the Azzurri boss Marcello Lippi has announced that his players will be wearing a different look strip throughout, to honour the former coach Vittorio Pozzo and the Italian legends of the 1930’s, who won two world cups for the nation.

“The blue is a little paler than usual, but the important thing for us is that there are four stars on the shirt,” Lippi affirmed in an interview with Corriere dello Sport.

“We will honour it, and where it with pride, as we remember those of the past.”

Dark brown also features in the new look outfit, on the socks and the shorts, which Lippi added was all in respect for the champion side of the 30’s.

“This is also a tribute to those years, and even a little before Pozzo. Sometimes black was even used, but we have preferred dark brown this time around.”

Rest assured Italian fans, the Azzurri will only be wearing this kit for the Confederations Cup, as Lippi has confirmed that on August 12 against Switzerland, the traditional blue will return.

Adrian Del Monte, Goal.com

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