The Japan Football Association has agreed a new eight-year contract with Adidas, which will see the German manufacturer kit out the national teams until 2022.
The new deal will run from 2015 and continues a relationship which began in 1999. The agreement covers all Japan’s national teams, including the men’s and women’s senior team.
“As the president of Adidas Japan K.K.,” said Paul Hardisty, “I am very pleased that we forged a partnership with the Japan Football Association, which will mark another step forward for Japanese football. Our partnership with JFA has been continuing for a long term and it’s very special for us.”
Daini Kuniya, the president of the Japan Football Association, added: “All the Japan national teams, including Samarai Blue, have worn kits created by Adidas Japan K.K with their latest technology, and these have performed in numerous international matches, such as the World Cups and the Olympics. It comes near to stating the obvious that Japanese football couldn’t have developed this much without the support from Adidas Japan K.K.”
Kuniya added: “We’ll continue to do our best to develop players and coaches. I believe we will develop Japanese football even more with the rock-solid support of Japan K.K.”