Today we get Nike’s new home and away kits that England will wear at this year’s World Cup in Brazil. The home kit is all white with only the Nike swoosh in blue and the team badge in its customary colors, along with pinstripes embedded in the fabric. The away jersey also follows tradition with an iconic red shirt (much like the one they wore when they won the WC in ’66), with a tonal pinstripe also infused into the fabric.
Uruguay was the last team to secure a spot at World Cup 2014, but did so with 5-0 (agg,) play-off triumph over Jordan. Once the team’s presence in Brazil next year became official, the clever folks over at Puma created a video to reveal their new kits and to remind the people of Brazil that the ghost of 1950 is back. For those of you that may not know by now, Brazil last hosted a World Cup back in 1950 and even made the final, but they lost the match to Uruguay at the Maracana in front of almost 200,ooo people. That’s considered one of the worst moments in Brazilian soccer history, and Uruguay would like to remind them of that.
See the video above and see a glimpse of the new Uruguay kit below. Continue Reading