The brand new 2018 Italy Home Shirt was unveiled jointly by PUMA and the Italian Football Federation(FIGC), a founding member of UEFA and a member of FIFA.
PUMA and the the FIGC were keen on rewarding Gianluigi Buffon, who has an Italian record 171 caps to his name, for his service to the national team over the years.
In order to celebrate the landmark event that Gianluigi Buffon has served for Italy national team for 20 years, PUMA called on a group of talented street artists specializing in graffiti and football culture to paint huge murals about Buffon in the five host cities of the World Cup including Paris, Tokyo, Berlin, Johannesburg and Rio de Janeiro.
Street artist Kamp Seedorf painted huge mural on the street of Turin to perfectly show the Italy’s legendary goalkeeper Buffon catching the ball, wearing the new match jersey.
Other national team players gave up the chance to be the first one to wear the 2018 home shirt to show respect for their greatest captain, which was the first time in history of Italian football. On the contrary, the captain Buffon became the first to wear it and appeared in a match against Macedonia national team. On 9 October 2017, all players put on the home shirt to compete with Albania national team.
Gianluigi Buffon is an outstanding goalkeeper. When he was young, Buffon played as an attacking midfielder. But he started to change his position to be a goalkeeper with the help of his father. Buffon played not only for his nation but also for Serie A club Juventus. He has made a contribution to both the two teams. Therefore, he got a few individual awards including IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper award, Ballon d’Or, Serie A Footballer of the Year award and so on. On football patches, Buffon is a talented and aggressive goalkeeper with speed, prowess and anticipation, as well as confidence, goalkeeping technique and reactions. He often functioned as a sweeper-keeper, frequently rushing out of his area to clear the ball or face opponents who had beaten the offside trap.
This classic blue shirt reminds players and thousands of fans of passion and happiness when they play and watch football games. The theme of the shirt is looking towards the future while highlighting the team’s history!
The collar and cuffs are adorned with Italy national flag to show the strong sense of national pride. Besides, the new team badge is printed proudly on the chest and the four five-pointed stars represent four titles of the World Cup. PUMA’s trademark “Formstripe” on the sleeves makes a new look.
Blue shorts and socks, both with the team badge and white brand logo, complete the stylish look of the Italy 2018 home kit.
Most noticeably, evoKNIT technology, the most innovative technology, can help players keep their body temperature. DryCELL technology can absorb excess heat to make players cool and dry. Accordingly, they are able to be concentrated on games and perform well.
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