Feature - Germany unveil new kit for World Cup Finals

Started by Bensergi, Nov 08, 2017, 11:49 AM

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Germany have unveiled the kit they will wear when they defend their FIFA World Cup title in Russia next summer with the design harking back to a famous global triumph.

Reminiscent of the shirt worn by Lothar Matthäus, Jürgen Klinsmann and Andreas Brehme when the latter's penalty gave Germany victory in the 1990 final against Argentina, the new adidas kit is all black-and-white, not featuring the colours of the German flag unlike its Italia '90 predecessor.

"Of course I know the shirts from 1990, I see the parallels, and so good omens for the World Cup," said Bayern Munich's international centre-back Mats Hummels, who was just 18 months old when Bayern legend Matthäus raised football's most-coveted prize.

The iconic design of the original shirt has become a staple of street and skateboard wear in Germany so adidas, who have also developed an all-blue goalkeeper's kit, have tapped into the Zeitgeist ahead of next summer.

"Football has become more modern and hip, so the shirt is a success," added Hummels' Bayern team-mate Thomas Müller.

Germany clinched their place at next summer's final tournament with ten wins from ten in qualifying, and Joachim Löw's men will find out on 1 December which teams they will face in the competition's group stage.

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