Japan football has yet to make much of an impression on the world stage, despite Hidetoshi Nakata’s having made his mark with Perugia and Roma in Italy’s Serie A.
Football introduced to Japan within ten years after the foundation of the Football Association (FA), with matches taking place between some English teachers and their pupils in Tokyo and among Western sailors in Kobe in 1871.
Adidas Japan K.K and Japan Football Association (JFA) unveiled the latest football kits of Japan national football team officially, helping them performing well in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
The dark-blue main color of Japan football shirt is darker than any previous football shirt. Eleven gruadually changing blue stripes presents eleven players on field. Different players with various characters form a powerful and strong team. Red line traversed the football shirt stands for all supporters of Japan national football team, also the 12th players of field. The symbolic three stripes for triumph haven’t appear on the cuffs for the first time, and striking white three stripes run the length of football shirt, matching shorts.
Football kits manufactured by Adizero technology are 10% lighter than that of national football team in World Cup 2014. The whole back of football shirt adopts ultra-ventilate cloth aiming to release heat in sports event quickly, following the trend of modern football.
As the sacred bird in Japanese traditional culture and the guidance to the 2018 World Cup Russia, a blue feather of sacred sunbird which has three legs is knitted into the interior of collar, adding magic power into this football shirt.