The famous canary-yellow shirts of the Selecao have been given a make-over by Nike once again, as the new Brazil Home Shirt 2012 was given it’s full reveal in Sao Paulo earlier today.
Eliminating the opinion-dividing Green Stripe from last year’s kit, the Brazil Home Shirt 2012 is perhaps a return to expectations for the world-famous kit of the five-time World Cup winners.
A clean V-Neck is a new addition over the crew-necked incarnation from last season, and the Brazil Home Shirt 2012 brings retro-inspired, chunky green trim to both sleeves.
As we’ve come to expect from Nike’s international shirt releases, the Brazil Home Shirt 2012 boasts a bespoke crest design on the inside of the neck, whilst the inspirational ‘Born to Play Football’ mantra is on the sleeve.
Neymar was the first to wear the new kit, commenting; “The importance of the Brazilian jersey is very big. It is globally known and everyone who plays against Brazil wants to win, and every player dreams of wearing it.”
The dream of represent your nation, your country. To defend the Brazilian CBF badge is fantastic! I’m proud of wearing this jersey and when I do so I give my best and am always happy. The new Brazilian jersey is very beautiful, comfy and suits well”
AC Milan frontman Alexandre Pato was also on hand, saying; “Every time I wear the Brazilian National Team jersey I feel very proud. To listen to more than 20 million people calling my name – the emotion is very strong and special. It is a very important moment to represent the nation inside the pitch and promote joy through the game of football.”
Since 2010, Nike have implemented their ‘Considered Design’ initiative, creating their national and replica shirts from plastic bottles that pile up in landfills, and the latest Brazil shirt is no different.
Utilizing Nike’s signature Dri-Fit technology, the Selecao will be kept cool and comfortable thanks to a series of laser-cut holes to provide ventilation, and a moisture-management element to the fabric will transport sweat away from the body.
What do you think of the shirt that Neymar, Robinho & co will be wearing this year?
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