The Catalan Football Federation has presented the new Home football Kits that the Catalan football team will be wearing in the match against Argentina on 22 December. In addition, it has signed a kit deal with the sports brand Astore for the next four years.
The presentation of the ‘Trofeu Catalunya Internacional’ (Trophy Catalonia International) shirt was formalized in the Exhibition Hall for the Promotion of Arts and Design (FAD). The ‘Trofeu Catalunya Internacional’ was also unveiled by the Catalan Football Federation.
On 2 November 2009, it was announced that Dutch legend and former Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff will be the new coach of Catalonia.
Catalonia is not affiliated to either FIFA or UEFA and the team does not participate in either the FIFA World Cup or the European Championship. Instead, Catalonians are full Spanish citizens and eligible to play for Spain, with several such as Carles Puyol becoming star players for the Spanish team. Catalonia has tried to join UEFA, citing Scotland and Wales as similar national sides with UEFA membership, but has always been rejected.
On Tuesday, 22nd December 2009, Catalonia will play a friendly against Argentina.