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Portugal World Cup 2014 Away Kit, by Nike

posted by Oscar March 28, 2014

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The World Cup is just months away and today Portugal & Nike have unveiled the former’s new away kit for 2014. The jersey is designed with minimalism in mind. Plain white with a unique two-level stand collar and blue cuffs.

Inside the back of the neck is a white pennant tab featuring the Order of Christ, an evocative Portuguese cross that pays homage to the nation’s rich seafaring history. The cross radiated from the sails of the ships helmed by great Portuguese explorers during the 15th century.

The names and numbers on the back of the jersey are inspired by old typefaces used on traditional Portuguese signs, producing a font that is both contemporary and Art Deco.

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The Netherlands World Cup 2014 Away Kit, by Nike

posted by Oscar March 26, 2014

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Nike Football/Soccer has unveiled the 2014 Away Kit The Netherlands will be wearing at the World Cup with the help of Joël Veltman, Davy Klaassen and Jean-Paul Boëtius at Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. The new jersey features a unique and very dope design influenced by Dutch culture.

The shirt has:

“… an isometric grid pattern of interlocking chevrons that start at the top as bright blue and gradually become darker, ending as imperial purple at the hem.

The pattern has a glow and depth, representing the prominence of water in Dutch life and the country’s landscape.

The blue in the pattern signifies the Dutch royal family and the color of the cross that appears in their official flag.”

This one, paired with the home kit, assures that The Netherlands will undoubtedly be one of the best national squads at the World Cup. See more pics below. Continue Reading

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Portugal World Cup 2014 Home Kit, by Nike

posted by Oscar March 4, 2014

Portugal 2014 Home

We’re just 100 days away from the World Cup and today meant it was time to announce another major team’s new kit for the forthcoming tourney, that being Portugal. The team that boasts Cristiano Ronaldo as its key player will sport their home kit with dark red and bright red horizontal stripes on the top half of the shirt that fade into the dark red at the bottom. What makes this a special shirt for the Portuguese team is that it celebrates 100 years of the founding of their nation’s footballing federation.

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United States World Cup 2014 Home Kit, by Nike

posted by Oscar March 3, 2014

USA 2014 Home Jersey

Nike has also unveiled the 2014 home kit that the United States will be wearing at the World Cup held in Brazil. The new jersey is a collared white polo with a red trim and gray pinstripes. On the inside of the shirt, the back of the neck features a pennant with 13 stars that represent the original colonies of the U.S.

According to the news release, “The back of the jersey includes a unique and specially designed font for the names and numbers, which is modern, angular and directly influenced by U.S. sports teams.”

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125th Anniversary Netherlands Home Kit, by Nike

posted by Oscar March 3, 2014

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Not only is 2014 the year we get another edition of the FIFA World Cup, but it also marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of The Netherlands’ soccer federation. The new design not only features a new look for the shirt itself, but it also comes with a whole new crest to represent the KNBV (Royal Dutch Football Association). The crest for the 2014 kit is a white lion that’s meant to symbolize a new era in Dutch soccer and, according to the Nike release, also represents “the team’s core values of simplicity, honor and unity.”

The V-neck collar is a classic look for a soccer jersey and, in overall terms, it is a beautiful shirt fit for one of the best teams in the sport. I honestly would love to add this one to my collection.

Read the full news release here and see a gallery of the gorgeous new jersey below.

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