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Spain play down yellow fears

25 Jun 2008 - 08:50:40

Spain have played down the significance of being asked to wear their 'unlucky' change kit of yellow for Thursday's semi-final with Russia.

Russia have been drawn as the home team for the clash in Vienna which means they have been granted permission to wear their traditional red strip.

But despite yellow being deemed as unlucky in Spain and reports claiming that coach Luis Aragones has an aversion to the colour, the players claim they do not believe in such omens.

"As far as I'm concerned it's fine as I'm used to playing in yellow," said Villarreal midfielder Marcos Senna.

Barcelona midfielder and Spain team-mate Xavi added: "If I remember correctly we played in yellow when we beat France (in a friendly back in February) so I hope it brings us luck again."

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