Why Does Italy Play In Blue?

28 March 2017, 16:42 | Updated: 28 March 2017, 17:00

Niall Horan playing football with SoccerAid

Mystery Hour Question

Why does the Italian football team play in blue and the Dutch in orange instead of the colours on their flags?
Oliver, Macclesfield 


** Definitive **
Name: Mike, London
Answer: The Italians plays in blue because that’s the colour of The House of Savoy, their formal royal family. The Dutch play in orange because of the House of Orange. Germany plays in black and white because those are the colours of Prussia, which was the state when football first started.