Designed and manufactured by Nike, the 2014 World Cup shirt combines innovative technologies and meaningful details showing completely the features of France and national pride. The home shirt features a white collar and blue body part. Indispensable and exquisite team badge is printed proudly on the chest and France national flag is knitted inside of the collar. The fabric of the shirt was inspired by the city of Nimes, France, which is famous for denim. The fabric is used in the collar.
White shorts and red socks complete the home kit.
The material of the shirt and shorts is breathable mesh fabric. Additionally, Nike Dri-FIT technology can absorb sweat from skin to the shirt and the shorts so as to keep players dry and comfortable during 90 minutes.
Nike always adheres to the idea of environmental protection. They manufacture each shirt by 16 recycled bottles. The company has diverted more than three billion plastic bottles from landfills into recycled polyester, the material of Nike shirts and shorts, which is enough to cover about 5,200 football pitches.
When designing football match jerseys, designers of Nike asked several famous players of France national team in order to create the most comfortable match shirts for players. Martin Lotti, chief creative officer of Nike, recalled:“When we asked some footballers what kind of protection they needed during the race, they showed us the scars and bruises. Therefore, we design football kits that can protect them well, at the same time, we make sure of both lightness and breathability.”
For the sponsorship of related parties, the football stadim is known as Stade de Lyon or Grand Stade de Lyon, which could accommodate 59,186 seats at most. As the home of French Olympique Lyonnais, the stadium took place previous old stadium Stade de Gerland from January, 2016. The plan to build a new stadium with 60,000 capacity has been proposed in September 2008. The plan would like to build a stadium coveing 50 hectares of land in Décines-Charpieu, a suburb of Lyon.
In the beginning, the football stadium intends to be equipped with the cutting-edge technology, facilities, hotels and leisure center. The project was approved by French government, which provided about €180 million of public money. The rest funds €60–80 or so million came from the Urban Community of Lyon. Attribute to complicate and intricate relations in profits, the project was postponed indefinitely until the summer of 2013. In January 2016, the football stadium was put into service for a tournament for the first time. At the stadium, Alexandre Lacazette netted a goal for his team firstly.
Aiming at bid for UEFA Euro 2016, the stadium was used as a planned arena from twelve stadiums. Six games have been held at the stadium, including a 2-1 home win over Ireland national football team in the last 16, and the major 2-1 won over Wales national football team in the semi-finals. Due to damage the facilities of the stadium on purpose, many football fans are fined and banned to travel.
Players of Netherlands national team, Walterman, Klausen and Boehue Hughes, showed Netherlands Away Shirt 2014 in Cultural Park Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. The design of the new jersey combines the culture of Netherlands with innovative technology.
Designed and manufactured by Nike, Netherlands Away Shirt 2014 has a modern and simple V-collar design. Its color is changed from blue to dark blue, then purple at the bottom. The shirt symbolizes that the landscape and water of Netherlands plays an important role in the Dutch life. Additionally, blue represents the Royal Family of Netherlands. On the other hand, it is also one of the colors of the Dutch flag. The design shows the essence of Dutch football and the dynamic style of the national team. Each player with good performance runs and passes a football for the nation in football fields.
In order to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the establishment of Dutch Football Association(KNVB), an eye-catching and new badge of the team is designed on the new shirt. This impressive team crest consists an orange lion and two numbers. The lion symbolizes a new era of the Dutch football, meanwhile represents the team’s core values—simpleness, glory and solidarity. The two numbers are 1889 ( the founding year of the KNVB) and 2014. In addition, a crown is printed the inside of the collar.
In order to design a special font for players’ names and numbers, Nike cooperates with Wim Crouwel, a legendary graphic designer. This kind of font is attractive and retro. It can remind people of the famous font in the 1970s and a small logo of the KNVB is printed under the number.
As a recent addition to the Fc Kingdom, an online sports outlet, the novel design of the French away soccer jersey promotes the product a hot. The theme color of the French soccer shirt is white while short sleeves are red and blue, which add new elements into its concise design. The superb color scheme endows the elegant French soccer jersey with unique traditional elements and modern looking.
The snug design will show your strong figure to people while it will not be a limit to your actions. Short sleeves and high-performance yarns leave the French soccer jersey excellent ventilation and breathability. In addition, it is a light-weight and durable soccer jersey for the application of 100% polyester. Surplus perspiration will be forced to out layer of the soccer jersey, promoting the evaporation of perspiration and keeping you dry and cool. The logo of Nike, along with the shirt badge of France national football team, is stitched on the chest, displaying pride of the French team in a special manner.
Parc des Princes, literally “Princes’ Park” in English, locates in Paris, France. The football stadium is near the Stade Jean-Bouin and the Stade Roland Garros. It was taken as the home pitch of the Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain fron 19, with a capacity of 47,929 people. It is a multi-purpose football stadium equipped with all-seat stands on four sides of the stadium.
Under the help and guidance of the architect Roger Taillibert, construction work of the present football stadium was completed in 1972. Novel design of the modern and innovative football stadium allows spectator enjoying excellent sightlines within 45 meters. It is widely regarded as an excellent modern football stadium for advanced infrastructures, novel designs and distinctive concrete ribs. The seating bowl consists of two tiers stands, where one can enjoy a broad and unobstructed views. From its opening till today, the football stadium has been adapted with times to align with higher standards of many significant international competitions.
Widely regarded as a multi-function football stadium, The Stade Pierre-Mauroy lies in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, with a capacity of 50,000 spectators. LOSC started participated in European competitions from 1975 while the Stade Pierre-Mauroy was not qualified enough for the UEFA competitions. A new plan to construct a new football stadium was postponed and canceled for objections from preservationists. This dilemma forced the team to own a standard football stadium.
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It was at that moment that the administrative landscape has been changed, allowing the construction of a new multi-purpose football stadium. One week after the completion of the project, the support infrastructures around the stadium commenced to be built. In general, the Stade Pierre-Mauroy has been completed at a cost of €618 million, of which €42 million is used for parking, hotels and restaurants. From then on, the grand football stadium has been completed and the dream to own a standard football stadium has been realized after long-term struggling.
The Stade Vélodrome is located in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. As a fabulous multi-purpose football stadium in France, it has been taken as the home football stadiums Olympique de Marseille football club of Ligue 1 since its inauguration in 1937. It held several significant international competitions in the past decades, such as the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 2007 Rugby World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2016. It is widely regarded as a multi-purpose football stadium for its large capacity, short discharge time and modern infrastructure. It consists of four stands that they are named after athletes, plague and an Olympique de Marseille supporter.
Four kilometers away from the Old Port of Marseille, the stadium lies in the neighboring areas of Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Giniez, which is in the Southern Marseille. It is convenient for spectators’ accession, because it is surrounded by complex transportation networks. After refurbishment in 2014, capacity of the football stadium has increased to 67,000 spectators from previous 60,031 spectators.
Stade de France locates in Paris, France, with a capacity of 81,338. Numerous international football competitions have been held at the football stadium. Original construction was prepared for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. It was simply at the French football stadium that France defeated Brazil side at the 1998 FIFA World Cup Final. Besides, it will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2024 Summer Olympics and will be taken as a stadium for the athletics events.
As the six-largest football stadium in Europe, the Stade de France has been equipped with some advanced modern infrastructure, e.g. movable stand and elliptical-shaped roof. The movable stand could cover and uncover the track and field areas of the French football stadium. With the assistance of software imitation, the stadium was designed accurately and scientifically. In addition, the construction of the Stade de France also aimed at promoting the developments of three communes – Saint-Denis, Aubervilliers, and Saint-Ouen.