Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol technical sponsor PUMA has launched the Uruguay 2014 World Cup home and away kits. The defending Copa America champion’s new match shirts will be available at World Soccer Shop, Subside Sports and Kitbag.
According to PUMA: Ahead of Uruguay’s match against Austria today, PUMA has revealed the new kits that the team will wear in Brasil this year, where they will look to repeat the success of their 1950 FIFA World Cup win. La Celeste will debut the new kit on pitch tonight in their match against Austria in Klagenfurt.
The design of the home shirt is inspired from the Uruguay national flag and the national team’s nickname La Celeste (the sky blues). The May Sun, a national emblem and feature on the national flag, is represented as an embossed print behind the team crest, and blue and white striped inserts on the sleeves represent the stripes from the national flag. The design of the neck and collar is modeled on heritage Uruguayan football fashion.
PUMA player Diego Godín and Uruguay National Team defender said, “Brasil holds a special place in the hearts of Uruguayans as 64 years ago we won the World Cup there in the final against Brasil. We are all looking forward to the tournament this year and we hope to perform well and bring joy to our fans and country.
I really like the new kit that PUMA has made for us, it fits really well and having a kit with the new PWR ACTV technology that will help us perform on the pitch will give us even more confidence to go out there and achieve great things for our country.”