Saturday, July 19, 2014

Nike and FC Barcelona Unveil New Away Kit for 2014-15 Season

This season, FC Barcelona will play in a bright new away kit capturing the youthful spirit of La Masia. La Masia is FC Barcelona’s revered youth academy responsible for producing so many of the club’s leading players today. The bright crimson kit is fresh and unexpected, reflecting young players' desire to stand out from the crowd.
 
The shirt sports a crewneck collar and is entirely bright crimson except for the deep cuffs, which represent the Blaugrana with dark red on the front and blue on the back. On the back of the collar inside the neck is he Senyera, the Catalan flag, tbetween FC Barcelona’s dark red and blue home colors. This  detail is repeated on the back of the collar, but with "Barça" in blue and the club’s signature club font below. Inside the back of the neck is a blue pennant tab with the club motto: "Mes que un club" (More than a club), and their foundation year of 1899. 
 
 
The new away shorts are bright crimson with a thin blue stripe along each side, while the new away socks are bright crimson with a wide tonal stripe on the back. 
 
The new away kits are available on www.prosoccer.co.za on July 16 and in store on July 17.
 
While this new kit features Nike’s signature design details, it also offers players the very latest in performance innovation, kit technology and environmental sustainability. 
 

NIKE DRI-FIT TECHNOLOGY

Nike Dri-Fit technology draws sweat away from the body to the exterior of the shirts and shorts where it quickly evaporates. This helps players to perform at their absolute best by remaining cooler, drier and more comfortable.
 
The laser-cut ventilation holes and mesh panels featured in key areas of the kit are designed to increase air circulation to the players’ bodies to  help regulate their temperatures throughout ninety minutes on the pitch.
 
The kits are made of a new dual-knit fabric consisting of both cotton and recycled polyester, which as well as removing sweat offers a softer feel and an overall more flattering appearance.
 

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Nike continues to place environmental sustainability at the heart of their kits, which are again made from recycled polyester this year. These kits have been created to provide both unrivalled performance benefits and lower environmental impact.
 
The kits are made from recycled plastic water bottles. The shorts are 100 percent recycled polyester; the shirts are 96 percent recycled polyester, while the socks are 78 percent.
 
Each kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles, and over the last four years Nike has diverted almost two billion of these bottles from landfills to produce their kits.
 
By using recycled polyester Nike is also reducing the energy consumed in the entire process by up to 30 percent. 
 

A NEW AND UPDATED PERFECT FIT

Nike took 3D body scans of many of the world’s leading footballers to create a kit with an updated and perfect new fit. The new fit allows the body to move more naturally within the kit, and so effortlessly improves players’ comfort and performance. 
 
The Nike Elite Match fit sock for 2014 also boasts a sleeker and updated design created especially for football.
 
Nike’s designers spoke to many of today’s elite players to gain an insight in to what they wanted from a sock during a game. There are now strategically cushioned zones to provide comfort and protection around the big toe and the anklebones where the majority of impact occurs, while arch support provides a firm foundation for the foot to prevent any slipping.
 
There is less material on the sock to enhance players’ touch, while flex grooves on the ankle and top of the foot prevent bunching.
 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Arsenal 2014-15 Puma Home, Away, Third Kits Released

 Arsenal 14-15 Puma Home Kit

This is the new Arsenal 2014-15 Puma Home Shirt.


The Arsenal 2014-15 Home Kit comes in red with traditional white sleeves and white shorts. There are red details on the sleeves of the Arsenal 14-15 Home Shirt.



Inside the collar of the new Arsenal 14-15 Kits features the club motto: Future, Forever, Victorious.



 

The new Arsenal 14-15 Kit is based on the Puma 2014-15 Speed Shortsleeved Shirt, but comes with the premium variation of the template. On Sunday, the Arsenal Ladies wore a limited edition of the new Arsenal Home Kit, based on the normal teamwear template.

The Arsenal 14-15 Home Kit shorts are white with a red trim on the side. The socks of the Arsenal 14-15 Kit are white/red-hooped, a style previously worn during 1994 and 1996.

Arsenal 14-15 Puma Away Kit

This is the new Arsenal 2014-15 Puma Away Shirt.


The Arsenal 14-15 Away Kit is yellow with navy sleeves and a red Puma Cat logo on the chest and both sleeves. The Fly Emirates logo on the front of the kit is red, the iconic color of the airline.


The shorts of the new Arsenal 14-15 Away Kit are navy with yellow applications, while the socks are navy / yellow.


Arsenal 14-15 Third Kit


This picture is showing the new Arsenal 2014-15 Third Kit.


The Arsenal 14-15 Third Kit features the most striking design of the set. Based on the same template as the Italy 2014 World Cup Home Kit, the Arsenal 2014-15 Third Kit features two tones of blue with lime green elements. While the sleeves are plain blue, light blue diagonal stripes appear on the front of the kit.

Navy shorts with a yellow trim and navy / light blue socks complete the look of the new Arsenal 14-15 Third Shirt.


Arsenal 14-15 Goalkeeper Kits

These pictures are showing the new Arsenal Puma Goalkeeper Kits.
 

The new Arsenal 2014-2015 Goalkeeper Kits are based on the same template as the Puma 2014 World Cup Goalkeeper Shirt. Therefore, the black Arsenal 14-15 Goalkeeper Home Kit comes with a unique graphic on the front, while the Arsenal 2014-15 Goalkeeper Away Kit is lime green. 

 

The new Arsenal 14-15 Puma Kits were presented on July 10, 2014. 




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Nike Unveils 2014/15 Manchester City Home Kit

Manchester City’s new home kit for this season embodies the club's pioneering spirit of innovation with a fast and sleek, all-blue look. 


Later this year, the club is set to open a new state-of-the-art City Football Academy (CFA), directly adjacent to Etihad Stadium in the heart of East Manchester.  


The new training ground will include 16 pitches and a mini-stadium with a capacity of 7,000 for the club's Elite Development Squad, Manchester City Women’s Football Club (MCWFC) and Academy youth sides. 


The new home shirt is sky blue with dark blue high cuffs and a constructed V-neck collar with a sky blue triangle beneath it.


Inside the back of the neck is a dark blue pennant tab with the bold statement "We are City" in laser blue.


The new home shorts are field blue with a thin dark blue stripe along each side, while the new home socks are field blue with a dark blue band at the top, and a wide dark blue tonal stripe on the back.


The new home kit will be available to pre-order from July 10 and to purchase in stores and from ProSoccer.co.za from July 17. 
While this new kit features Nike’s signature design details, it also offers players the very latest in performance innovation, kit technology and environmental sustainability.

NIKE DRI-FIT TECHNOLOGY

Nike Dri-Fit technology draws sweat away from the body to the exterior of the shirts and shorts where it quickly evaporates. This helps players to perform at their absolute best by remaining cooler, drier and more comfortable.

The laser-cut ventilation holes and mesh panels featured in key areas of the kit are designed to increase air circulation to the players’ bodies to help regulate their temperatures throughout ninety minutes on the pitch.

The kits are made of a new dual-knit fabric consisting of both cotton and recycled polyester, which removes sweat while providing a softer feel and an overall more flattering appearance.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Nike continues to place environmental sustainability at the heart of their kits, which are again made from recycled polyester this year. These kits have been created to provide both unrivalled performance benefits and lower environmental impact.

The kits are made from recycled plastic water bottles. The shorts are 100 percent recycled polyester; the shirts are 96 percent recycled polyester, while the socks are 78 percent.

Each kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles, and over the last four years Nike has diverted almost two billion of these bottles from landfills to produce their kits.

By using recycled polyester Nike is also reducing the energy consumed in the entire process by up to 30 percent. 

A NEW AND UPDATED PERFECT FIT

Nike took 3D body scans of many of the world’s leading footballers to create a kit with an updated and perfect new fit. The new fit allows the body to move more naturally within the kit, and so effortlessly improves players’ comfort and performance. 

The Nike Elite Match fit sock for 2014 also boasts a sleeker and updated design created especially for football.

Nike’s designers spoke to many of today’s elite players to gain an insight in to what they wanted from a sock during a game. There are now strategically cushioned zones to provide comfort and protection around the big toe and the anklebones where the majority of impact occurs, while arch support provides a firm foundation for the foot to prevent any slipping.

There is less material on the sock to enhance players’ touch, while flex grooves on the ankle and top of the foot prevent bunching.



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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Nike and Kaizer Chiefs Unveil Home and Away Kits for 2014-15 Season


The rich and classic tradition of Kaizer Chiefs is captured in this season’s new modern home kit with signature gold and black colors taking center stage.


The kit features a gold shirt with a high crewneck and cuffs to match, while there is a single, thick black stripe extended from the left shoulder to the chest with the Kaizer Chiefs logo positioned across both colors. Black shorts and gold socks with a black band complete the new home kit.


The new away shirt is blue, and features the single, thick stripe in gold, extended from the left shoulder to the chest. This jersey is paired with white shorts, while the socks are blue with a yellow trim.


In addition to featuring Nike’s authentic design insights, each new kit offers players the very latest in performance innovation, kit technology and environmental sustainability.


The new home and away kits will be available from www.prosoccer.co.za and leading retailers from July 17.

NIKE DRI-FIT TECHNOLOGY


Nike Dri-FIT technology draws sweat away from the body to the exterior of the shirts and shorts where it quickly evaporates. This allows players to perform at their absolute best by remaining cooler, drier and more comfortable.
Laser-cut ventilation holes and mesh panels in key areas of the kit also improve performance by increasing air circulation to the players’ bodies and regulating their temperatures throughout 90 minutes on the pitch.
The kits are made of a new dual-knit fabric consisting of cotton and recycled polyester, which removes sweat as well as offering a softer feel and an overall more flattering appearance.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Nike continues to place environmental sustainability at the heart of their kits..
Again this year, the kits are made from polyester derived from recycled plastic water bottles. The shorts are 100 percent recycled polyester; the shirts are 96 percent recycled polyester, while the socks are 78 percent.
Each kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles; over the last four years Nike has diverted almost two billion plastic bottles from landfills to produce kits.
By using recycled polyester Nike is also reducing the energy consumed in the entire process by up to 30 percent. 

A NEW AND UPDATED PERFECT FIT

Nike took 3D body scans of many of the world’s leading footballers to create a kit with an updated and improved fit.
The new fit allows the body to move more naturally within the kit, and so effortlessly improves players’ comfort and performance.
The Nike Elite Match fit sock for 2014 also boasts a sleeker and updated design created especially for football.
Nike’s designers spoke with many of today’s elite players to gain insights in to what they wanted from a sock during a game.
There are now strategically cushioned zones to provide comfort and protection around the big toe and the anklebones where the majority of impact occurs, while arch support provides a firm foundation for the foot to prevent any slipping.
There is less material on the sock to enhance players’ touch, while flex grooves on the ankle and top of the foot prevent bunching.





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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Nike to end Man United kit deal in 2015


After a day of speculation, it has now been confirmed that sportswear giant will not be making Manchester United’s kit from next season.

Late on Monday night a Reuters report claimed Nike would not continue their deal which ends next season, this was swiftly denied on Tuesday morning before a final confirmation.

This all came just hours after Manchester United’s new kits were revealed with the rather large Chevrolet design on the front.

Perhaps it is a reflection of the figures Manchester United were asking for – or that last season’s struggles mean the Old Trafford side are not the force they once were.

The same could of course be said about Nike in English football as from season 2015/2016 they will no longer make the kits for either Manchester United or Arsenal.

Adidas have been tipped to take over the Nike deal at Manchester United, but there are even some suggestions that Warrior, producer of some rank awful Liverpool kits, may also be in the bidding.

 


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Nike Manchester United 14/15 Home Kit

The new Manchester United home kit for the 2014-15 season proudly embodies the club’s purest and most authentic identity – the red, white and black colors instantly recognized and revered around the world.


This kit features a red shirt, white collar and cuffs with a red-and-black trim. The kit is completed by white shorts and black socks with a red band.


The shirt welcomes the return of the white collar, which for the first time is a ribbed crew-neck design.


The bottom of the collar has a subtle chevron finish to replicate the pattern used on the chest of United shirts as far back as the early 20th century, and again in recent times.
The button hidden in the collar is unique to the shirt — red with a black trim and engraved with the club name.  


Inside the back of the neck is a small label with the message: "Youth, Courage, Greatness" to represent the club’s values.


On the back of the shirt below the neck is a black devil from the club crest, and across the back is a series of chevrons in engineered mesh to emphasize the importance of the shape to United. 


The new home kit will be available to pre-order from July 7, and to purchase in stores and from www.prosoccer.co.za from July 16. 


While this new kit features Nike’s signature design details, it also offers players the very latest in performance innovation, kit technology and environmental sustainability.

NIKE DRI-FIT TECHNOLOGY

Nike Dri-Fit technology draws sweat away from the body to the exterior of the shirts and shorts where it quickly evaporates. This helps players to perform at their absolute best by remaining cooler, drier and more comfortable.
The laser-cut ventilation holes and mesh panels featured in key areas of the kit are designed to increase air circulation to the players’ bodies and helping regulate their temperatures throughout ninety minutes on the pitch.
The kits are made of a new dual-knit fabric consisting of both cotton and recycled polyester, which as well as removing sweat offers a softer feel and an overall more flattering appearance.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Nike continues to place environmental sustainability at the heart of their kits, which are again made from recycled polyester this year. These kits have been created to provide both unrivalled performance benefits and lower environmental impact.
The kits are made from recycled plastic water bottles. The shorts are 100 percent recycled polyester; the shirts are 96 percent recycled polyester, while the socks are 78 percent.
Each kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles, and over the last four years Nike has diverted almost two billion of these bottles from landfills to produce their kits.
By using recycled polyester Nike is also reducing the energy consumed in the entire process by up to 30 percent. 

A NEW AND UPDATED PERFECT FIT

Nike took 3D body scans of many of the world’s leading footballers to create a kit with an updated and perfect new fit. The new fit allows the body to move more naturally within the kit, and so effortlessly improves players’ comfort and performance. 
The Nike Elite Match fit sock for 2014 also boasts a sleeker and updated design created especially for football.
Nike’s designers spoke to many of today’s elite players to gain an insight in to what they wanted from a sock during a game. There are now strategically cushioned zones to provide comfort and protection around the big toe and the anklebones where the majority of impact occurs, while arch support provides a firm foundation for the foot to prevent any slipping.
There is less material on the sock to enhance players’ touch, while flex grooves on the ankle and top of the foot prevent bunching.




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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The History of the World Cup

URUGUAY 1930
Final Uruguay 4-2 Argentina Matches 18 Goals 70 (3.89 per game) Best player Jose Nasazzi, Uruguay Top scorer Guillermo Stabile, Argentina (8)
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ITALY 1934
Final Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia (a.e.t.) Matches 16 Goals 69 (4.31 per game) Best player Giuseppe Meazza, Italy Top scorer OldRich Nejedlý, Czechoslovakia (5)
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France 1938
Final Italy 4-2 Hungary Matches 18 Goals 81 (4.5 per game) Best player Leônidas, Brazil Top scorer Leônidas, Brazil (7)
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Brazil1950
Final Uruguay 2-1 Brazil Matches 22 Goals 88 (4 per game) Best player Zizinho, Brazil Top scorer Ademir, Brazil (8)
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Germany 1954
Final Germany 3-2 Hungary Matches 26 Goals 139 (5.35 per game) Best Player Ferenc Puskás, Hungary Top scorer Sándor Kocsis, Hungary (11)
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Sweden 1958
Final Brazil 5-2 Sweden Matches 35 Goals 126 (3.6 per game) Best player Didi, Brazil Top scorer Just Fontaine, France (13)
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Chile 1962
Final Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia Matches 32 Goals 89 (2.78 per game) Best player Garrincha, Brazil Top scorers Garrincha & Vavá (Bazil), Leonel Sánchez (Chile), Flórián Albert (Hungary), Valentin Ivanov (Soviet Union), DraZan JerkoviC (Yugoslavia) – 4
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England 1966
Final England 4-2 West Germany (AET) Matches 32 Goals 89 (2.78 per game) Best player Bobby Charlton, England Top scorer Eusébio, Portugal (8)
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Mexico 1970
Final Brazil 4-1 Italy Matches 32 Goals 95 (2.97 per game) Best player Pelé, BrazilTop scorer Gerd Müller, Germany (10)
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Germany 1974
Final Germany 2-1 Netherlands Matches 38 Goals 97 (2.55 per game) Best player Johan Cruijff Top scorer Grzegorz Lato, Poland (7)
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Argentina 1978
Final Argentina 3-1 Netherlands Matches 38 Goals 102 (2.68) Best player Mario Kempes, Argentina Top scorer Mario Kempes, Argentina (6)
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Spain 1982
Final Italy 3-1 Germany Matches 52 Goals 146 (2.8 per game) Best player Paulo Rossi, Italy Top scorer Paulo Rossi, Italy (6)
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Mexico 1986
Final Argentina 3-2 Germany Matches 52 Goals 134 (2.58 per game) Best player Diego Maradona, Argentina Top scorer Gary Lineker, England (6)
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Italy 1990
Final Germany 1-0 Argentina Matches 52 Goals 115 (2.21 per game) Best player Salvatore Schillaci, Italy Top scorer Salvatore Schillaci, Italy (6)
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USA 1994
Final Brazil 0-0 Italy (AET) Brazil won 3-2 on penalties Matches 52 Goals 141 (2.71 per game) Best player Romario, Brazil Top scorer Oleg Salenko, Russia & Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgaria (6)
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France 1998
Final France 3-0 Brazil Matches 64 Goals 171 (2.67 per game) Best player Ronaldo, Brazil Top scorer Davor Suker, Croatia (6)
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South Korea/Japan 2002
Final Brazil 2-0 Germany Matches 64 Goals 161 (2.51 per game) Best player Oliver Kahn, Germany Top scorer Ronaldo, Brazil (8)
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Germany 2006
Final Italy 1-1 France (Italy won 5-3 on pens) Matches 64 Goals 147 (2.29 per game) Best player Zinedine Zidane, France Top scorer Miroslav Klose, Germany (5)
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South Africa 2010
Final Spain 1-0 Netherlands Matches 64 Goals 145 (2.26 per game) Best player Diego Forlán, Uruguay Top scorer Thomas Muller (Germany) David Villa (Spain) Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) Diego Forlán (Uruguay) - 5
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