Pune: India will open their FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign against the US in less than month’s time.
Indian youngsters will step out on turf at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi they will create another piece of history by being the first Indian national team ever to wear the India team colours at such a global tournament.
The kit sponsor, Nike launched the shirt with the tag line ‘Play Fearless’ and even at a tender age, midfielder Jackson Singh understands the tag line and ready to grab the opportunity.
“This is our moment, we want to tell the world that Indian football has arrived. As a team, we aren’t afraid of our opponents, we don’t get intimidated and we are ready to put everything on the line for our country,” he said.
Inspired by the history and heritage of the Blue Tigers, the new Nike national team kit for India boosts of Nike’s proprietary Dri-FIT technology that helps draw sweat away from the body to the exterior of the kits. In a new shade of blue, the kit features an orange stripe that runs the length of the kit and these expand when the players are in motion.
These innovations help maximize ventilation and allow the players to perform at their best by remaining cooler and more comfortable.
Sunil Chhetri, Indian national team captain said, “Over the years, I have witnessed the India national team kits evolve as the game has. As we continue our journey in the world of football, Nike’s new innovations in the kit will certainly help the team on the field. The material is much lighter and the air truly flows through the jersey to keep us dry on the pitch.”
Nike leverages sustainable innovation for its football kits through the use of recycled polyester, delivering unrivalled performance. The kit’s shirt and shorts are constructed with recycled polyester fabric.