- Portugal have unveiled a classic deep red shirt ahead of the 2018 World Cup
- The home kit contains gold splashes to represent success at Euro 2016
- Nike’s away kit is white with a radiating kinetic green print on the front
Portugal have unveiled their Euro 2016-inspired home kit ahead of the 2018 World Cup this summer.
Kit-makers Nike have also released pictures of the white away kit, which contains a radiating kinetic green print on the front.
Portugal have unveiled their new home shirt for the 2018 World Cup in Russia this summer
The new red shirt pays homage to Portugal’s unlikely success at Euro 2016 two years ago
Cristiano Ronaldo tugs at the captain’s armband around the sleeve of his Portugal shirt
‘The collection is inspired by the success of two years ago,’ says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director.
‘That comes through in the home kit with this concept of modern royalty. From Luis Figo to Cristiano, Portugal have a number of iconic characters who have led and united the squad.’
‘Ronaldo is a Portuguese hero,’ explains Hoppins. ‘We wanted to tell the story of the modern king of football leading this new team.’
‘With the home kit, we celebrated where we are with Portugal; the away is all about what’s next,’ says Hoppins.
Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes models the new white away kit ahead of the tournament
The change strip contains a radiating kinetic green print in the theme of the Portuguese cross
‘Portugal is a nation of discovery and that absolutely extends to their passion and attitude toward football.’
They have also released a dark pre-match jersey which has the striking image of the large Portuguese cross across the chest.
The Portugal home kit will be available March 23 on Nike.com, and the away kit will be available April 26.
Real Madrid star Ronaldo models the tracksuit jacket that Portugal will wear before games
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