The Confederação Brasileira de Futebol and Nike have officially launched the Brazil 2011/12 home and away kits (now available at World Soccer Shop) that the Seleção will wear for this summer’s 2011 Copa America, FIFA Under-17 World Cup and FIFA Under-20 World Cup (both pending qualification). It’s been rumored in the Brazilian press that a Brazil 2011/12 third kit is slated for launch before the Copa America kicks off in July.
A formal launch of the Brazil Nike 2011/12 home and away kits had been scheduled to occur today featuring current team manager Mano Menezes. However, it was canceled because of his commitments with the Under-20 team currently participating in the South American qualification competition for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.The Brazil Nike 2011/12 home jersey is slated to be worn for the first time in competion on February 9th when the Seleção meets France in an international friendly at the Stade de France.
According to Nike the new Brazil kits have the following features:
– Crafted from 13% lighter fabric that uses up to 8 recycled plastic bottles per jersey, the boldly durable design represents pinnacle kit design for Nike Football.
– Crew-neck design provides a comfortable, non-restricting fit.
– Bonded hem offers a streamlined look that reduces the irritation caused by chafing.
– Team crest on the left chest is heat transferred for a bold way to show Brasilian national pride.
– Patriotic screenprint graphics of “Brasil” on the back and the Brasilian flag on the inside of the neck for subtle design details.
– Dri-FIT fabric to wick sweat away and help keep you dry and comfortable.
– Considered Design* for high performance and low environmental impact.
* Considered Design used for the CBF kit represents Nike’s ongoing commitment to design without compromise either to performance or the planet. By continually raising the standards for innovation and sustainability, Nike envisions a “closed loop” future where the shoes you wear today become the shoes, shirts or equipment you use tomorrow. The benchmarks include using less toxics, more sustainable materials and creating less waste.