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adidas Soccer Reveals 2018 FIFA World Cup National Team Home Kits

posted by Oscar November 6, 2017

The countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia is about to reach just 6 months more to go, so adidas Soccer has given us a glimpse at what some of the teams competing in that spectacle will be sporting next summer.  The Home kits of Germany, Spain, Russia, Japan, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico all revealed, and each one has taken inspiration from iconic shirts from their respective pasts.

The new jersey for FIFA World Cup defending champions Germany is a take on the team’s iconic 1990 shirt. Hosts Russia will be playing in an updated version of their 1988 Olympic Games kit, where the team won Gold. Messi and the rest of Argentina will be competing in an albiceleste shirt that celebrates the federation’s 125-year anniversary, which features an embossed sign-off combined of laurels (incorporated into the stripes) and the number 125.

2010 winners Spain pay homage to their 1994 shirt with a line graphic design consisting of diamonds in red, yellow and blue. Perhaps the best of the bunch, Colombia reminds us of their standout jersey for 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy that boasts a blue and red graphic design on the side of the kit highlighting the Colombian flag colors. Also worth noting is that GK jersey was inspired by René Higuita’s shirt from that ’90 tournament.

Japan incorporates traditional craftsmanship of Sashiko stitching technique for their classic blue shirt that also features hues of red and white as a nod to the national flag. Mexico’s (¡viva!) la verde has a gradient graphic running from the hem towards the chest. Belgium refreshed its 1984 kit with argyle in black yellow and red (the colors of the Belgian flag) with the federation badge in the center.

See the new Home kits below. Continue Reading

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Japan World Cup 2014 Away Kit, by adidas

posted by Oscar February 25, 2014

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The latest World Cup kit to be revealed is Japan’s phosphorescent yellow away kit. The “away” jersey is yellow, for the first time in the country’s history, the reason behind this is, according to the adidas news release:

The decision to adopt the all-over execution in yellow is an expression of the wishes that the people of Brazil join the enthusiastic Japanese supporters to root for the Japan National Football Team.

In addition, this yellow colour, as well as the red colour seen on the single line signifying ‘KESSOKU (bond, unity)'”. On the back of the uniform, adidas has incorporated bright neon colours (fluorescent colours), which contribute to the players’ greater presence on the pitch, with the familiar “Japan Blue” firmly implanted in the Three Stripes and on both sleeves.

The kit, in design, is pretty cool thanks to that splash of red and the iconic “rising sun” starting off from the left side of the chest over the heart. See more pictures in the gallery below. Continue Reading