With the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, a few sportswear brands have unveiled the 2018 World Cup shirts for 32 qualified teams. Adidas is responsible for 12 national teams while Nike has ten teams. Other brands are PUMA, New Balance, Umbro and so on. The World Cup shirts designed by Adidas for these 12 teams are all retro and show respect for their classic match jerseys.
The 2018 England home and away shirts are unveiled by Nike and the FA recently. There are several famous symbols in England. Two of them are rose and St. George’s cross. The third is the badge of “Three Lions” on the chest of the England national team jerseys. As major design elements, the three iconic patterns are shown on the 2018 World Cup shirts, which reminds of the long history of England national team. On the other hand, the latest and the most innovative technologies of Nike make sure of the high-performance of the shirts.
In the summer of 2017, a series of extraordinary achievements of English football teams governed by the FA encouraged players to win more victories. England U-20 team won Toulon Tournament and FIFA U-20 World Cup in June 2017. England U-19 team got the title of European Football Championship. Besides, U-17 team also won the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The team led by Gareth Southgate is a young and energetic team. Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Kyle Walker and John Stones are all promising players who have played for their nation and different football clubs. They will put on the brand new shirts to fight for the championship of the 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup.
The white shirt, blue shorts and white socks complete the home kit, which continues the tradition of England national team. The modern collar with red decoration is so eye-catching and St. George’s cross is embroidered at the back of the collar. Blue Nike Swoosh and the “Three Lions” badge are printed on the chest, too. The grey five-pointed star represents one World Cup trophy England national team got in 1966.
For England, a country that enjoys a high status in football, designing a football shirt with high recognition is an important task for Nike designers. Pitt Hobbins, senior design director of Nike’s football apparel, said:“Our goal is to design a series of products that can be quickly recognized even if there is no England team logo or Nike Swoosh logo on the shirt. The most noticeable thing is the combination of traditional identity and modern design.”
The away shirt is predominately red; the shorts are white; the socks are also red, in a sharp contrast to the home kit. Nike Swoosh, the team badge and other meaningful elements are shown on the kit.
The latest Vaporknit fabric is used to produce the home and away shirts. In addition, the shirts are lighter than previous ones, so players can run quickly and freely. The visible meshes on the chest and back keeps athletes cool and comfortable.
England football kits are popular among football fans. Wearing the breathable shirts allows you to show your loyalty completely.