Posted on January 29, 2014
This is the jersey the German squad will be wearing for the world championships in 2014 in Brazil.
Germany’s national team is a strong source of national pride, a passion that is captured in this jersey’s design. Inspired by the brilliance and efficiency of German engineering, this classic white has an iconic chevron design on the front in three shades of red to reflect the design of Germany’s flag.
In the words of adidas’ lead designer, Jürgen Rank, “The graphic on the chest symbolizes this self-esteem and shows an interpretation of the flag in nuances of red, standing for irresistible energy, radiated from both, the team and the new generation.” Adding, “The lines of the graphic stand for integration and teamwork, the different curriculums of each player as well as their heritage and backgrounds. The same can be said for all the people supporting this country regardless of their origin.”
This is the first team kit to feature Germany’s update team badge. And of course, over the Germany team badge are the team’s three championship stars to remind competitors of their three world championships (1954, 1974 and 1990).
Die Nationalmannschaft, “the national team’, is printed under the back collar. This jersey, like each of adidas’ 2014 federation jerseys, also has an iconic band across the shoulders to signify unity.
Germany will wear a white short and sock in 2014. But according to another member of adidas’ design team, Christian Binger, “We have worn white/white at the World Cup in 1970 and 1974, winning the latter so this really is no break with tradition but a good omen.”
Germany will wear this jersey for the first time on November 15 when they face Italy in an international friendly. What do you think? Will this be the jersey hoisting the trophy come July 13, 2014?
German players have some fun with the name of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Ball, the Brazuca.
Find all of Germany’s official gear here.