Nike has just unveiled the new Nigeria and England National Team World Cup Kits and we bring you a detailed look at both of them down below.
The word Naija has many uses. As a descriptor, it defines a certain future-focused optimism. Naija is also patriotic name for Nigerians which captures a variety of emotions and attributes such as resilience, pride, and strength. “It is always an honor to wear the white and green. To compete this summer is not just our dream, it is also the dream of our fans. Together, we all represent Naija,” says 21-year-old forward Alex Iwobi. The Super Eagles’ young team (majority of the roster is under 25) head to the tournament this year with the look of football for the summer and a supreme confidence that is pure contemporary Nigeria: Audacious. Fast. Fun. Stylish.
Nike’s energetic collection for the Nigeria Football Federation is imbued with the Naija spirit. There are the requisite odes to the Super Eagles’ on-pitch success (the home kit carries a familiar badge recolored to honor the ’96 gold medal-winning “Dream Team”) and tradition (as always, there’s a full green kit, though it’s now the away stripe rather than the home). But at heart, the looks are driven by a desire to channel a healthy reserve of exuberance.
England lays claim to several representative symbols. Two of the most famous are longstanding: the rose and the St. George’s Cross. A third, the Three Lions crest that adorns the chest of the English Football Association kit, has antecedents dating back to the twelfth century. As design elements, each of these Iconic Emblems Plays a prominent role in the England Football Association’s 2018 collection.
As design elements, each of these iconic emblems plays a prominent role in the England Football Association’s 2018 collection. They root the kit in history, and when married to Nike’s latest game-changing kit innovation, fast-forward tradition into an emboldened present.
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