When it comes to FIFA World Cup, most of people on the planet know the major sporting event. It is the most prestigious football competition in the world. There are a lot of national teams to fight for the championship every four years. Another widely known sporting event is the Olympic Games. They are world-famous competitions that allow players from different countries and regions to compete equally.
The World Cup tournaments have been won by eight national teams. Brazil has won five times, and it is the only team to have played in every tournament. Germany and Italy have separately won four titles while Argentina and Uruguay won two times each. In addition, England, France and Spain, won one title each.
Italy national team is one of successful and powerful national teams in the world and its sponsor PUMA had designed and manufactured the World Cup shirts for the squad competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The 2014 World Cup Home Shirt was released on 3 March 2014 and would debut at a friendly match against Spain.
Some people participated in the launch event, including PUMA’s general manager Volfango Bondi, FIGC’s vice-chairman Demetrio Albertini, head coach Cesare Prandelli, the team captain Gianluigi Buffon and player Giorgio Chiellini and Marco Verratti.
Volfango Bondi said: “We cooperated with the Italian Football Association to create such a product that meets the requirements of the World Cup in terms of design and functionality. The PWR ACTV technology is the latest and the most innovative technology of PUMA, and the jerseys made by the technology will help players perform better on the lawns of Brazil. We are eager to take advantage of this technology to produce the shirts for Italy national team for a long time. The national team players will go to Brazil with the support of PUMA. We believe they can achieve great success.”
Buffon said: “I am impressed with the new jersey, and it makes me feel a real and strong Italy. The PWR ACTV stripe ensures our good performance. The jerseys’ tour around the country is a good idea for fans to show their support. At the end of the tour, we will go to Brazil with the support of fans. I believe that our performance will make Italy proud.”
This home shirt 2018 is predominately blue, so fans can recognize the Gli Azzurri (The Blues) on football pitches. The most eye-catching detail is the small Italy national flag inlaid in the right and left sleeves, showing respect for the nation. Indispensable brand logo and the FIGC badge can be found on the chest.
The new white home shorts and blue socks complete the home kit. Light materials of the kit enhance performance, without giving up the breathability. What’s more, PUMA’s powerCELL technology maximizes comfort.
Football shirts currently are not simply used by players in football matches however fans start to wear them to show which group they support. Get a comfortable and breathable Italy football shirt to show your support directly and proudly. Wearing the shirt can support your team wherever you are.