The Mexican national soccer team, or the 'El Tri', has traditionally dominated CONCACAF play, winning their 6th in 2011. The most successful competitions to date for the Mexican national football team were reaching the quarterfinals of the World Cup in both 1970 and 1986. By consecutively qualifying for the World Cup since 1994, Mexico looks to use experience and tradition to continue the quest for gold.
After several leaks which confirm the design the new Spain kit will be all red with gold detailing on the shirt, shorts and socks. The red home shirt has a gradient stripe watermark design with gold stripes and details and the traditional blue shorts have been scrapped for red shorts. The gold applied to the home shirt relates to Spain’s current ‘Golden Era’ of football where they have won two European Championships and one World Cup in the space of five years making it the nation’s most successful period ever. The goalkeeper kit is in two shades of blue and featured in the image is Iker Casillas, Pepe Reina and Victor Valdes. The likes of Sergio Ramos, Santi Cazorla, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Juan Mata, Iker Casillas and many more were at the shirt unveiling. The defending World Cup champions will debut the shirt in the upcoming friendlies against two CAF sides Equatorial Guinea and South Africa this weekend.
With the 2013 Confederations Cup being the next highlight on the international calender, adidas have teamed up with the world's #1 ranked team to unveil an updated look for the European and World champions. Take a look at Spain's 2013 Confederations Cup kit modelled (of course) by all adidas players!
The reworked look maintains many of the key elements of the last design but brings a striking new chevron neckline below the collar – a feature reminiscent of past Nike jerseys! It certainly shakes things up, offering a nod to past Spanish shirts of yesteryear. Take a look below and let us know what you think.
Silva and co. will wear the new adidas jersey for the remaining 2014 World Cup qualifying matches, before getting an early taste of Brazil in the 2013 Confederations Cup in June. Other updates include a return to the brighter shade of red previously used in the 2008 European Championships.
The adidas logo sits above the FIFA 2010 World Cup Champions badge on the right side of the imposing V shape. The collar design has been reworked from the yellow-trimmed round-neck look that the Spanish team wore during their European success in Poland/Ukraine. The official unveiling recently took place in Las Rozas, Madrid.
Spain finished third in the 2009 Confederations Cup held in South Africa. They will be hoping for a more successful campaign in Brazil 2013, setting up a potential hat-trick of major international tournaments ahead of the 2014 World Cup. Let us know what you think of their latest kit design from adidas.
This is the new German home shirt for 2014, Germany’s new home kit for the 2014 World Cup. The new strip has been made by Adidas and was officially unveiled on November 12, 2013. The Germans will be one of the favourites for the upcoming World Cup, given their form in major tournaments over the last few years. They finished 3rd at the 2006 and the 2010 World Cups, and were runners up at Euro 2008 and semifinals at Euro 2012.
Price : BND109.00, Sizes Available : S, M, L & XL
After the final whistle at an ecstatic Stade de France, members of the French National Team – Franck Ribery, Blaise Matuidi, Yohan Cabaye and Raphael Varane – unveiled the new French National Team home kit to be worn in Brasil this year. Combining the best in performance innovation with insightful design details, the new French kit captures the innate style and national pride of France with a sophisticated look. The fabric detail of the French National Jersey is inspired by the story of Nîmes, a town in the south of France. Nîmes was the birthplace of modern denim, and the fabric takes its name from the town (literally ‘de Nîmes’). Nîmes is historically known for its textiles and patterns and the landscape of Nîmes is said to have inspired today’s rugged denim as well as the silk shawls worn throughout Europe in the 18th century. This paradox between raw denim and elegant silk mirrored Nike designers’ desire to create a beautiful design aesthetic for the French home shirt.
Nike unveiled the new Brasil National Team home kit at an event in Rio de Janeiro. The kit, which will be worn by the hosts next summer, combines performance innovation, cultural design cues and environmentally sustainable materials.
Captivated by the unique creativity of Brasil, Nike’s design team sought to reflect some of its unique and distinct cultures in the new National Team Kit design, while staying true to the culture and tradition of the yellow jersey. “The Brasilian home kit is like a national flag; it symbolizes the country and its people,” said Lotti. “We wanted to create a fusion of the high speed brilliance of football and the culture of Brasil while staying true to what the home kit represents.” The jersey features a new Y-neck design that provides both a relaxed fit and comfortable look.
The 2014 FIFA Football World Cup, in Brazil, will see teams including Spain, Germany, United States, Japan, Australia and Argentina, compete to become world champions. The beautiful cities of Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and others host all the games from Groups to Finals. Some of the jerseys will be available soon!
Spain, Brasil, Argentina, Japan, Germany and France. Price : BND99.00 (adidas) and BND109.00 (nike)