Puma Working with Switzerland Football Association launched the new shirt for the Switzerland national football team ahead of the 2018 Russia World Cup. The national team debuted at international tournament in 1905 and had their first participation in the World Cup in 1934, where they reached the quarter-finals after beating the Netherlands. The national team had reached quarter-final for three times and regretfully never got better. This time the team progressed from the group stage as the second place however failed to move further with the defeat to Sweden. Although they lost the game, they impressed fans with their red shirt as a group of players who never say give up.
The Switzerland national team’s traditional home kit comprises red shirt, white shorts and red socks, and away kit is a reverse of the home kit with white shirt, red shorts and white socks. Since the 1895, the establishment year of the national team, Switzerland is loyal to the same color code as tradition and homage to the national colors which are derived from the Swiss flag. The classic red and white is reminiscent of the scene when people wore the shirt and watched the players showing their style in the pitch for the first time.
Switzers have a hard tour in the World Cup and they prove themself as a competitive force in the pitch when they progress form the group stages where Brazil, Serbia and Costa Rica rivals for the places. Affected by the neighbors such as German, France and Italy, Switzerland national team has a complex football style. Generally, the team is willing to shows a strong control over middle and fore court with their high skills. They behave more aggressive and will impact the defence line more frequently than their rivals. That’s perhaps the secret of success helping them to go such further however this didn’t works again in the eighth finals. Swedish stops the progress of these ebullient man with a 1-0 victory.
The shirt features contour lines at the front which represents the famous Matterhorn. Matterhorn is a mountain of the Alps, standing at the borderline of the Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4478 meters high, making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe. This iconic peak will bring the courage to the players and encourage them to reach the peak of the 2018 World Cup.
At the front chest is listed Switzerland cross nation flag,PUMA and Switzerland football association logo. The other Switzerland cross is hided inside the collar. The words of Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera and Svizra, which are four language in widespread use by Swisses, forms the right part of the cross. This special detail puts emphasis on the cultural diversity of the nation.
The shirt feel soft and will work like your second skin to assist in moisture and temperature management. The textile will fit with the body’s action without any restraint to players in motion.
Although the team failed to win the laurel of the championship, their passion will left in the pitch to impress every fans and players.