Adidas Bring Out Beautiful Range Of National Team Kits
Adidas have started unveiling kits for next summer's Euros and Copa America and some of the new kits look absolutely brilliant.
It's the final international break of 2019 and by the time it's over we'll know 20 of the qualifiers for next summer's Euros, with the final four positions to be decided via play-offs.
Some teams already know what they'll be wearing for the tournament after Adidas revealed its first group of kits for the summer, and we're big fans of the range.
In their press release Adidas described the range, saying, "Uniting art and football, each design is inspired by the similarities that exist between these territories.
"A unique approach to developing the jerseys saw creators from across all parts of the brand produce hand-drawn sketches, rather than using digital methods. These artworks created by a diverse collective of designers spoke to the passion and emotion shared by fans and players, which would later become the inspiration for the final patterns, colour choices and number graphics of the jerseys."
Juergen Rank, Senior Design Director at adidas, said, "It was a unique challenge to develop a line of jerseys that would successfully convey the raw emotion and unifying effect of football. But beginning the creative process focusing on hand drawings enabled us to be more direct, human and emotional in what we created. We're delighted with an end result that truly succeeds in uniting the worlds of art and football."
:flag_black::flag_black::flag_black:- Wales :flag_black: (@Cymru) November 11, 2019
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As it's the 60th anniversary of the Euros starting UEFA decided to play the tournament across Europe, meaning no host country qualifying automatically, with the semi finals and final being played at Wembley.
The Nations League group winners are guaranteed a play-off, no matter where the teams finish in the qualifying groups, giving the likes of Scotland another chance to qualify for the tournament in the summer.
It isn't just Europe where the action is, both on the pitch and with kit releases, as the Copa America will once again take place next summer, with South America moving their competition in line with Europe's and ending a run of four editions of the tournament in five years.
Argentina's new home kit has been released and the away kit has been leaked, and both look as good as the European ranges.
Image: Lionel Messi wearing the new Argentina away kit. pic.twitter.com/HLVY0QhoM3- barcacentre (@barcacentre) November 11, 2019
There's no doubt a lot of spicy kits still to come ahead of the summer, which is your favourite so far?