According to Nike: Combining the best in performance innovation with a classic and bold new design, the new 2014 USA home kit is the ultimate expression of American style and patriotism. “The new kit clearly showcases the USA’s national pride and distinct sense of style, while also capturing the nation’s eternal optimism,” said Martin Lotti, Creative Director for Nike Soccer.
According to Nike: The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team will compete in Brasil this year in a bold and deeply patriotic new away kit. The new away jersey has a modern crew-neck collar and consists of three bands representing the colors of the American flag. The base color of the jersey and the cuff of the sleeves feature a prominent red. The upper torso and top sleeves include a bold blue tone, and a white chest band extends over the middle of both sleeves.
I really like the new kit that PUMA has made for us, it fits really well and having a kit with the new PWR ACTV technology that will help us perform on the pitch will give us even more confidence to go out there and achieve great things for our country.”
According to PUMA: Ahead of Uruguay’s match against Austria today, PUMA has revealed the new kits that the team will wear in Brasil this year, where they will look to repeat the success of their 1950 FIFA World Cup win. La Celeste will debut the new kit on pitch tonight in their match against Austria in Klagenfurt.
This week when we play against Croatia will be the first time we wear the new kits on pitch and put the new performance technology to the test. Having a shirt with the ACTV tape actually combined into the inside is a great idea and I’m looking forward to wearing a shirt that will help our performance.”
The home shirt is a simple and sophisticated design and a standalone silhouette for the Swiss national football team.The design of the shirt is inspired by the Swiss flag; the main body colour is PUMA Red and white lines run vertically down the left and right side of the torso. It also features a subtle tonal embossed Swiss Cross across the main front panel, representing the national pride of Switzerland.
According to adidas: The complete uniform that will help the team shine puts together both, the totally red contrasted with the golden three stripes home equipment (introduced during last November) and the new away equipment, that unites black and electricity, a never used before color combination.
adidas has unveiled the 2014 World Cup home kit for defending world and European champions Spain.The new La Roja strip will be available at the following online retailers leading into next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
According to Nike: Korea and Nike unveiled the new national away kit for 2014, revealing a design rich in national pride combined with the best in performance innovation. “This kit possesses both revolutionary performance benefits, and a strong sense of celebrating the country,” said Martin Lotti, Nike Football Global Creative Director.
According to Nike: Korea national team player Myung-Won Seo unveiled the kit at Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul, South Korea. Combining Nike’s finest performance innovations with powerful national symbols, the new home kit for Korea’s national football team captures their renowned tenacity and spirit on the field, and prepares them to compete in Brasil this summer.
According to an adidas press release: The innovative feature of the uniform is its incredible lightness. The net weight of the uniform set is only 320 grams, which is 40% lighter than the previous one in 2012 (510 grams). The other special features are the unique design, inspired by the achievements of Russia in exploring space and latest technologies that have been used in the kit production.
In the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup 2014 adidas is proud to present the new Russian National Team home kit which is the lightest one ever created by adidas. Original features of the outfit include a printed tribute to the Conquerors of Space celebrating Russia’s great space achievements, three adidas golden stripes and the Flag of Russia.
According to Nike: The new Portugal away kit for the 2014 season is stylish and luxurious, infused with the best in performance innovation. “We wanted to give Portugal a classic and sophisticated look for their new away kit, which captures the flamboyance and brilliance of the football that saw them qualify for Brasil,” said Martin Lotti, Global Creative Director, Nike Football.
According to Nike: The new Portugal home kit celebrates the Portuguese Football Federation’s centenary by combining the best in performance innovation with powerful national symbols and design details, creating a unique and electrifying new look.
According to adidas: This season’s home kit departs from the traditional racing green to an exciting and striking lighter variant, reflecting a fresh, young and vibrant Super Eagles team that carries the hopes of a proud Nigerian nation.
According to Nike: The Netherlands will wear a unique and vibrant new away kit that combines performance innovation with design details from Dutch culture – unveiled at Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam by national team players Joël Veltman, Davy Klaassen and Jean-Paul Boëtius. “The design of this away jersey is youthful and will inspire pride in Dutch players and fans,” said Martin Lotti Global Creative Director, Nike Football.
According to Nike: Featuring bold new design details, the 2014 Dutch home kit captures the unique spirit and enduring pride of Dutch football while offering the best in performance innovation.To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association), the 2014 jersey sports a striking new crest. This features an enlarged white lion to symbolize a new era in Dutch football and the team’s core values of simplicity, honor and unity.
According to adidas: The new away kit of the Mexican team stands out through an innovative combination of red and black, reinterpreting classic jerseys of the national team worn in previous World Cups. This colour combination was first used in Uruguay 1930 through to Sweden 1958.
According to adidas: Today, adidas and the Mexican Football Federation announce the official on-pitch presentation of the National Team’s uniform, during its FIFA World Cup Qualifier match against Panama at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico.
adidas has also released the Japan women’s national team 2014/15 alternate kit. It features the official FIFA World Champions badge on its right side in recognition of Nadeshiko Japan’s 2011 Women’s World Cup triumph along along with pink sleeve cuffs (versus the blue on the men’s away shirt).
Japan 2014 World Cup away jersey uses the same adidas shirt design as the team’s home kit. Both are inspired by the pre-game “ENJIN” (“going into a huddle”). While in this formation, Japan’s players will form a ring via the orange arc graphic on the back of their new kits symbolizing “KESSOKU” (“bond, unity”). The eleven rays emanating from the Japan Football Association badge represent the players coming out of the Enjin.
The Japan 2014 World Cup home jersey is in the team’s traditional blue with a rounded neck design. It features peach colored sleeve cuffs along with a peach and white band across its back in a painted on effect.
Performance and design combine in the new Italy kits with the integration of PUMA’s new football apparel innovation PWR ACTV. The shirts feature the new PUMA PWR ACTV technology, a new first-to-market use of both athletic taping and compression within the apparel.
According to PUMA: The home kit will be worn by Gli Azzurri for the first time in their friendly match against Spain this week. The new kits were presented by Volfango Bondi, General Manager of PUMA Europe and the FIGC (Italian Football Federation) Vice President Demetrio Albertini, alongside the Italian National Team manager Cesare Prandelli, the Italian captain Gianluigi Buffon and his teammates Giorgio Chiellini and Marco Verratti.
As Joma’s sole representative in Brazil this summer, the Spanish firm has created a new kit design for the Hondurans in Los Catrachos traditional home white and away blue. Both also feature a new “H” badge for the team that has the text “HONDURAS” within it along with the five stars of the Honduras national flag.