Iceland is the magical land of fire and ice, including immense wealth of water, thanks to the huge number of volcanoes and geysers. All of this harmonizes in the new kits, which Erreà Sport has designed for KSÍ – the Football Association of Iceland and its first ever history making appearance in the FIFA World Cup.
After the amazing adventure in France that saw Iceland make the quarter-finals of EURO 2016, a new strip (available soon at World Soccer Shop, UK Soccer Shop, Lovell Soccer, Pro:Direct Soccer, Subside Sports and Kitbag), original but strongly linked to the identity of it´s nation, will accompany them to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Ice and lava blend perfectly into the new Erreà designed Iceland 2018 World Cup home jersey to best represent the uniqueness and beauty of Iceland. The fire which lights and warms the heart of this land and its people is the starting element for unveiling the new kit.
Due to its effect, the ice, symbolically represented by the white on the V-necked collar and along the shoulders, slowly melts, mixing with the lava along the sleeves characterized by almost dot-like graphics where red and blue blend.
The blue representing the water that has melted thanks to the heat, is the distinctive color of the main body and the background of the home strip with its simple and clean lines but perfect down to the smallest detail.
The Iceland 2018 home kit has a close fit emphasized on the combination of two fabrics. The first, positioned in the central part of the jersey, is soft, breathable and extremely comfortable and is embellished and combined with a second yarn, a special mesh placed along the sides of the jersey. In an emblematic way, the mesh fabric sewn along the edges, reveals the underlying fabric which, in the case of the home strip, is red, as if to underline that under the blue color of the jersey and the player’s skin there flows the omnipresent power of fire and the beating heart of passion.
To emphasize the strong national identity, the pride and the intense sense of community that distinguish the Icelandic people, there are two iconic elements included in the new kit: The motto already presented for the 2016 European Championships “FYRIR ÍSLAND” (“For Iceland”) positioned inside the neck and the national flag on the back of the jersey.
On the other hand, the Iceland 2018 World Cup away strip is predominatly white representing the ice, while still keeping the colored graphics that characterize the sleeves in such an original way. White is also the color of the mesh along the sides of this second variation, where the element showing from underneath is the blue of the water. Blue is also the colour chosen for the jersey numbers and names.
There are three goalkeeper jerseys designed with identical graphics and the same stylistic motifs but produced in different colours: Black, red and a never before seen purple.