Italy officially unveiled the new 10/12 Puma away football shirt in Coverciano. The shirt will be worn at 2010 South Africa World Cup, and is available through the FSC Shop.
“The new uniform underlines the history of the Azzurri and becomes a special symbol because in will be the uniform used by the World Cup champions during the one-hundred year anniversary of the National team”: these are the words pronounced by the FIGC president, Abete, in the press conference for the presentation of the new uniform. “The innovative features experimented by Puma for this new uniform – added Abete – will allow players to optimize their performance”.
In fact, as explained by Puma, the technical sponsor of the National team, the new uniform was created using a scientific technique that captures and quantifies human movement. Technological innovation, but also loyalty to the tradition in colours. Italy, in fact, the 10/12 home kit is blue with white details, while the away uniform will be white with details in blue and gold.
The new kits are part of the PowerCat 1.10 collection, that also includes the PowerCat 1.10 football show, a must for performance and style. The official home shirt is characterized by a unique body fit and graphics that recall battle armour, to go on the field ready to fight for the fifth title. The Away kit has another interpretation of the same PowerCat design.
“It is a nice uniform and I also hope it is lucky”, said the team captain, Fabio Cannavaro, showing a jersey with the number 5 and his name on it. The same opinion was given by the head coach, Lippi: “The uniform is much more than just a modern fabric, it has an eye-catching line, a particular design. It is the crowning of a career. I have seen a lot of jerseys, I hope it is as lucky as the others”.