PUMA Football has officially released the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) 2018/19 home kit. Les Éléphants (The Elephants) new primary shirt will see action over the next year in international friendlies and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification action.
The Ivory Coast 2018/19 home kit uses a new rounded neck design from PUMA. Authentic (player issue versions) are form fitting and use the sportswear firm’s new evoKNIT fabric. Replica versions are made of PUMA’s tried and tested dryCELL material.
In the traditional orange of the two-time African champions, the shirt has a striking stylized elephant head design on its front in homage to the team’s nickname. Ribbed inserts in the green, white and orange of the Côte d’Ivoire national flag appear on the sides of the jersey’s collar.
A World Cup team in 2006, 2010 and 2014, the Ivory Coast will be a notable absentee for Russia 2018 following their failure to defeat Morocco at home on Sunday in a decisive qualifier.