adidas Reveal Japan World Cup Away Kit
New fluorescent Japan strip inspired by their South American hosts.
Japan became the first country to book their place at the World Cup in Brazil by qualifying in June 2013 and now adidas and the Japanese Football Association have revealed their new hi-vis away strip, a nod towards the host nation.
For the first time ever the Japan away kit features the colour yellow, whilst leaving intact the key design concept of "ENJIN (the act of 'going into a huddle')" from the home Jersey. The decision to adopt the all-over execution in yellow is an expression of the wishes that the people of Brazil join the enthusiastic Japanese supporters this summer.
On the back of the uniform, adidas has incorporated bright neon colours, which contribute to the players' greater presence on the pitch, with the familiar "Japan Blue" firmly implanted in the Three Stripes and on both sleeves.
On the left side of the chest, 11 lines spread out from the emblem as the central point. This expresses the way the players depart from the "ENJIN" to their respective positions on the pitch just before the match begins. The 11 lines symbolising the "ENJIN" are also found on the socks.
As in the previous version, Japan's national flag is proudly shown on the left chest of the shirt; the flag effectively inherits the "DNA" of the Japan team's old kits, as it has been sewn with the thread newly spun from the fabric of the historic strips that were actually worn by the previous national teams. This ensures that the pride and history of the past squads are carried over for the 2014 World Cup.
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