Adidas presents its new kit for the Russian national team

Russia’s footballers will wear their new kits at the Confederations Cup matches.
Share 11 November 2016
Adidas officially presented the new kit for the Russian national team for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.

The kit’s new design is inspired by the style and colors of the Soviet Union national football team in the 1980s, one of the world's strongest teams of the XX century. It reflects on the rich football heritage of the country and the constant quest to reach perfection, symbolizing the team’s readiness to move only forward. The kit is in a red and black palette, which reminds fans of the national football team’s great achievements. The set is made from a light material which ensures free movement, more comfort and better ventilation.

"The national team’s new kit emphasizes the close link between generations of players, it ‘breathes’ energy of the winners. It will become a motivator for the players and will definitely make them feel more comfortable out on the pitch," Russia's new coach Stanislav Cherchesov said.

"The new kit is beautiful. It symbolizes our historical traditions. There will be a different palette at the World Cup, it will reflect the traditional colors of our flag. The current palette is in the retro style," said Vitaly Mutko, Russian Deputy Prime Minister of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy who also chairs the Russia-2018 Organizing Committee.

Earlier Adidas unveiled the Official Match Ball for the Confederations Cup 2017 named Krasava.

The Confederations Cup 2017 will be held in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan from June 17 to July 2, 2017. Seven of the eight Confederations Cup participants are already known: the national teams of Russia (the tournament host), Germany (2014 World Champion), Portugal (2016 Champion of Europe), Australia (2015 Asian Cup Champion), Chili (2015 Copa America Champion), Mexico (2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Champion), New Zealand (2016 OFC Nations Cup Champions). The finalist of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, which will take place on February 5, will become the eighth team to take part in the Confederations Cup.