Adidas and Japan Football Association(JFA) jointly unveiled Japan 2018 World Cup Shirt for the national team. The new jersey combines the tradition and the advanced technology. It will bring players a different feel and encourage them to fight for the country.
Japan national team is the strongest football team in Asia. It entered the finals of World Cup in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 and got four titles of AFC Asian Cup in 1992, 2000, 2004 and 2011. In addition to these victories, the team owns famous footballers. Keisuke Honda who plays as a striker or a midfielder got Asian Golden Ball Award in 2013. He is the first man to get the award.
Traditionally, Japan football shirts are predominately blue and white. Blue is associated with Japanese sky and ocean according to the JFA. The color of Japan Home Shirt 2018 is samurai blue—Japanese traditional indigo, which is also the nickname of Japan national Team. The white lines of the shirt are inspired by Japan traditional craftsmanship Sashiko stitching technique. The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth gives Sashiko its distinctive appearance. Adidas three stripes are placed on shoulders, back to the classic design.
The brand new badge of the JFA is printed on the shirt. The bird with three legs is not only a mystical bird of Japanese culture, but also the guide to 2018 World Cup. It reflects the wish to develop Japanese football and players’ spirit of challenge. There is a red sun under one foot of the bird symbolizing Japan. A Japanese flag lined in gold is printed above the JFA crest.
The shorts and socks are all indigo. In addition, “Japan” is woven on the socks.
Japan Football Association(JFA) was found in 1921, and Japan national team was also formed this year. Thus, 2021 is the year when the JFA is found 100 years. Loyal fans will not miss the anniversary to collect some classic shirts they like best.
Japan national team is operated by Japan Football Association and is one of the most successful teams in Asia, which has qualified for the last six consecutive FIFA World Cups. Besides, it is the only team from outside the Americas to participate in the Copa América, having been invited in 1999 and 2011.
1996 Japan football shirt’s left and right sleeves separately have big flame pattern, which symbolizes Aryaacalanatha, a wisdom king of Buddhism. Three big brands Adidas, Puma and Asics all provide sports equipment for Japan national team.
It was a miracle that players of Japan national team, wearing 1996 Japan football shirt, defeated Brazil team at the Atlanta Olympics. In the fierce competition with South Korea team and Iran team, Japan team eventually had entered the final of World Cup for the first time.
Japan Home Retro Shirt 1998 is particularly memorable. The flame pattern on left and right sleeve becomes smaller than 1996 Japan football shirt’s. It has a retro white collar that makes a contrast with main color,blue. There is the logo of the JFA on the left.
Adidas, Puma and Asics have produced the shirt. In 1998 FIFA World Cup, Japan national team finally chose Asics, a Japan brand, as its partner.
Moussa Sissoko was born in Le Blanc-Mesnil, France on Aug. 16, 1989. Known for his speed and offensive ability, he is an excellent professional midfielder for the France national football team and Tottenham Hotspur. For versatile ability in football match, he could be put into the position of a holding midfielder, an attacking midfielder or a right winger. When he was young, he started playing football from local youth club in France, including Espérance Aulnay and AS Red Star 93. For unparalleled talents and unremitting efforts, he began cutting a striking figure in many matches.
Four years later, he accomplished his first appearance for the youth academy in 2007 and the first appearance in the UEFA Europa League. For outstanding performances and great achievements on football field, he participated in numerous football matches for French at different levels. After played the qualification against Austria, he made his first international debut after four days. I firmly believed that he will obtain more titles and honors for France in the near future.
Patrice Evra was born in Dakar, Senegal on May 15, 1981. As a professional left-back for club Marseille and France national football team, he played for many football clubs at the very beginning. In 1998, he grab the first opportunity when he reached a contract with Marsala. In 2003-04 season, he accomplished his first appearance in European competition, cutting a striking figure for superb performances and great achievements in match. In the period with Manchester United, he won numerous honors, titles and trophies for the football club. For the superb technique, stamina and dynamic energy, he received supports and became popular among countless football fans and football lovers.
In addition, Patrice Evra was also an integral part of the France national football. Before being a part of senior team, he accomplished his first senior international appearance in a friendly competition against Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2004. Prior to the 2010 World Cup, he was appointed as the captain of the national football team.
Bacary Sagna was born in Sens, France on Feb. 14, 1983. Played as an excellent right-back, he began playing football from FC Sens. In 2005, he became an integral part of the squad Auxerre, accumulating 87 Ligue 1 matches. Not only become he the best right-back, but also he was nicknamed “Mr. Reliable” for outstanding performances, superb techniques and great achievements on football fields.
In 2007, he transferred to Arsenal to develop his football career better. In Jul. 2009, he accomplished his first appearance for Arsenal in a friendly match at the Bad Waltersdorf Stadion. After served for the football club, he transferred to Manchester City with a three-year contract. For outstanding performances in many matches, he was promoted to the senior team. In 2007, he earned his first senior international cap for France in a friendly match against Slovakia as a substitute. In 2008, he played at a friendly match against Sweden. Since then, he became a regular in the French senior team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Aymeric Laporte was born in Agen, France on May 27, 1994. Played as a professional center back for club Athletic Bilbao and French national football team, he experienced numerous minor tournaments and abroad matches, even some significant international competitions. When he was five years old, he started playing football at SU Agen Football. In 2010, he joined in Athletic’s youth system formally, going on his football playing career.
From 2012, Laporte began cutting a striking figure in various matches for his superb techniques, stamina, dynamic energy and consistency. In Dec. 2012, he accomplished his first appearance in a La Liga match. After this match, he was promoted to the first-team, with a new contract that will be expired in 2015. In addition, he, on behalf of the senior France, played for the FIFA World Cup qualification in 2018. Although he decaled that he reluctant to play for the Spain national football team, he did not joined in either Spain side or France side.
Christophe Jallet was born in Cognac, France on Oct. 31, 1983. As an excellent professional footballer of the France national football team, one can find he figure in many significant international matches in elegant France football shirt. Up to now, there are several football clubs in his CV, including UA Cognac, Niort, Lorient and Paris Saint-Germain. When he was 15 years old, he entered club Chamois Niort, where he dramatically improved his individual practical skills and received more systemic training formally. In this period, he participated in numerous competitions in national and Ligue 2.
In 2009, he became a professional football player of Paris Saint-Germain by a four-year agreement for 2.5 million euros. He made his first debut in a game against Le Mans. With the help of Stéphane Sessègnon, he won the first goal in a match against Valenciennes, after a week. Besides, he participated in a friendly match against Uruguay on behalf of the French national football team for the sake of team manager Didier Deschamps.
Alexandre Lacazette was born in Lyon, France on May 28, 1991. As an excellent professional forward of France national football team, one can find his figure in many significant matches, where he does his utmost to win titles and honors for his football team. During the period with Olympique Lyonnais, Alexandre Lacazette played for the club 275 matches, accumulating 129 goals through all competitions. For superb performances and unparalleled techniques in significant matches, he was widely taken as the top scorer of the team, winning 27 goals in 33 appearances.
In addition, he also played for France at all youth levels, winning the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and the match-winning goal in a final against Spain side. In 2013, he accomplished his first international appearance for senior group. Two years later, he won his first international goal in a significant matches. In view of previous achievements in numerous matches, many hold the idea that he will become a super football star in the future.
Aleksandar Dragović was born in Vienna, Austria on Mar. 6, 1991. He began playing football when he was young. The first leg of his growth period is Austria Wien’s youth teams. After transferred to FC Baselm, he accomplished his first appearance in a match against FC St. Gallen in 2011. The next leg of his football playing career is Dynamo Kyiv, with a five-year agreement with Dynamo Kyiv. Under his help, the football club won the Ukrainian Premier League for the first time within six years.
Then he began cutting a striking figure in matches of UEFA Champions League. In 2015, he won the first goal of UEFA Champions League in a game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. In addition to football clubs referred above, he also played for Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Leicester City. He caught the attentions of Austria national football team by superb football techniques and extraordinary achievements on football fields. He missed an opportunity to play for the national football team for injury.
Thomas Delaney was born in Frederiksberg, Denmark on Sep. 3, 1991. As an excellent footballer for SV Werder Bremen and the Denmark national football team, he started playing football from the reserve team Kjøbenhavns Boldklub (KB). In 2008, he participated in an unofficial friendly match for the first time as a football player of the F.C. Copenhagen.
After served for the F.C. Copenhagen, he transferred to Werder Bremen in 2017. Short after, he won his first goal for the football club by a free kick. For outstanding performances great contributions he made in matches, Thomas Delaney was chosen as a professional football player for Denmark football team.
In 2008, he participated in three games in total, accomplishing his first appearance for the Danish under-18 national team. He also played for the Danish U-19 national team 11 times. And in 2013, he accomplished his first international debut for the senior football team of Denmark. For the sake of distinguished competitive advantages, he won supports of many loyal football fans and spectators.