The 21st FIFA World Cup was organized in Russia. The grand tournament lasted for one month from 14th, June to 15th, July. This is the first time for Russia to host a World Cup and 11th World Cup to be held in Eastern Europe. As the host, Russia national football team is qualified automatically, which can not deny the fact that this team is capable enough of coming through the qualifying competition.
The Russia national team has participated in 10 World Cup since its first attendance to the tournament. The team has played in quarter finals for four times and the best grade is a fourth place. The team has participated in European Football Championship for eleven time since the first championship held in Franch1960. It is the first national team who wins the title of the European Football Championship. More than that, the team has wined gold medal in 1956 and 1988 respectively.
Although ranked at 70th in the world, the team shows their brilliant skills and team spirits on the pitch of the Russia World Cup. Players’ performance on the Russia World Cup is surprising. At the opening game, they defeat Saudi Arabia with a big victory of 5-0. On 20th June, it got a score of 3-1 versus Egypt and passed group stage ahead of schedule. On 1st July, their victory against Spain in the round of 16 caused a sensation. Unfortunately, the Croatia stopped their journey by a 6-5 triumph in penalty shootout.
They should be proud of defeating the Spain. After the match, the question on everyone’s lips is “how did they manage that.” New kits from Adidas may contribute to that. Adidas, as the designer and manufacture of the Russia national team kits, provides a new technology called Climachill to the attire.
Except for the innovative technology, the design of the 2018 Russia national team jersey is meaningful. The apparel is a remake of the home shirt worn by players in 1988 Olympics, where the Russia team won their second gold medal. This shirts honors this amazing achievement and pay a respect to the players contributing to that.
The designer adopts red, one of the colors on national flag, as primary of the football shirts. Two stripes extend across arms from back to chest, which shows a unique sense of design. Double-head eagle land on the left chest. The crest deriving from the national emblem brings players a profound national identity as well as the pride in their home. The emblem also reminds the players of being united and cooperative on the pitch.
On the back of the neck, the decorating pattern of Russian flag, Russian eagle and words “Вместе К Победе” that translates to ‘Victory-Bound as One’. They will be hoping it can inspire a home victory.
Adidas, as a provider of the professional athletic kits, supports the team to have a great performance in 2018 World Cup, which indicates that this team will play better in subsequent matches.