World Cup gear watch: Costa Rica 0-0 England, Italy 0-1 Uruguay, Greece 2-1 Côte d'Ivoire, Japan 1-4 Colombia

Gabriel Rossi

Match day 13 brought us eliminations, a bite, a red card, tense moments, and gear. So much gear.

The Kits

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The day's first pair of matches were, in terms of quality on the pitch, rough. England and Costa Rica was a prime example of that with neither team having much to play for. Costa Rica's kits are far from the pick of the tournament while England's are a bit boring with all things considered.

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Italy v. Uruguay, controversy aside, also lacked the fun that we've come to expect of this summer's World Cup. It was instead a matchup between two teams in Puma kits. Ahem, skin-tight Puma kits. Italy turned out in their traditional blue home kits while Uruguay were relegated to their not-as-nice aways.

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Greece sealed a spot in the knockout rounds for the first time in their history wearing their traditional home shirts while Ivory Coast were left reeling after conceding a late penalty that saw them leave the tournament much earlier than they wanted to.

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Japan wore their Samurai Blue home kits for the third and final time in this tournament as they crashed out, needing a win against group leaders, and all around fun team, Colombia. The Colombians also wore their home kits for the third time, winning all three of their matches in it.

The Boots

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Like the kits and the play on the field, there wasn't much fun in boot spotting in this match. There was a whole lot of adidas Battle Pack and Nike summer colorway boots on display in this one but unfortunately, it isn't too different from what we've already seen before.

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The morning's other match provided a surprise in the boot department with 71st minute substitute Antonio Cassano trotting out in a pair of Diadora DD-NA2 GLX 14 boots in an unmissable white, pink, blue, and green colorway. The striker couldn't make the difference for Italy as they left the tournament in the group stage once again and with the nation's early dismissal goes Diadora at the tournament.

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Wilfried Bony played the role of super sub perfectly for his nation when he was introduced on the hour mark. It took him less than 15 minutes to score and level matters for Les Éléphants and doing it in a pair of Mercurial Vapor IX boots in last season's light green, turquoise, and orange colorway.

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Japan's Toshihiro Aoyama was not the only player at this tournament to wear Mizuno's classically styled Morelia II boot but it was high time it got a look in this feature.

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