The World Cup is rapidly approaching and whilst we’re already savouring a season of hotly-contested domestic football, there’s something inimitable about the biggest event in the footballing calendar.
The biggest national teams on the planet will take to the pitches of Brazil in the summer and the design teams at Nike, adidas, Puma et al are working overtime to make sure their federation teams look the part.
Here, we’ll be compiling all the football shirts to be worn at the 2014 World Cup as they’re released, along with the key technologies that will give players the edge as they head to the stadia of Rio, Sao Paulo etc.
adidas Kit Technology:
adiZero:' The adizero player-issue version of each kit weighs only 100 grams, delivering speed without sacrificing ventilation and ideal fit.
The new match kit becomes one of the lightest football kits in history, with the shorts and jersey weighting for a combined 250gms thanks to adidas'´adizero˘€žË engineering, which combines different technologies to offer the lightest football kit, allowing players to remain fast, cool and comfortable on the pitch.