Italy Release New Commemorative Green Third Kit And It's Pure Fire
Italy have released a new green third kit and it already has people saying "Mamma Mia".
The Azzurri are of course synonymous with blue and white but famously wore green back on one occasion in 1954 in a 2-0 win against Argentina at the Stadio Olimpico.
65 years on, Roberto Mancini's side will bring back the colour against Greece in Saturday's Euro 2020 qualifier at the same stadium as Italy look to secure the one victory needed to take them to the European Championships next summer.
Italy didn't have to go so fucking hard with their new kit pic.twitter.com/VnnV7KKKji- Adam Adam (@AdamTheSerb) October 7, 2019
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That Italy kit turned me all the way on- Big Shmoke (@Mr_Ntiwane) October 7, 2019
Italy to wear green kit for the 2nd time in their history, in next game v Greece. Wore green v Argentina in 1954.- Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) October 7, 2019
It was to wish a bright future to the Azzurri, as green is the colour of hope.
Italy didn't qualify for the following World Cup for the first time in history pic.twitter.com/wVIwKv950q
The green kit has also been produced by PUMA to highlight an exciting crop of young talent coming through the ranks in Italian football.
There's a renaissance mosaic pattern all over the shirt to give a nod to tradition as well as the future, while the PUMA and Italy logos are both in slick gold. Navy is also featured on the collar and trim of the sleeves.
Sadly Italy won't be able to wear this glorious design in Euro 2020 next summer, however, as UEFA rules stipulate a team can only wear two kits.
The kit will be available from Pro: Direct Soccer and PUMA.com.