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Italy 2018 Shirts



The Italians play their home games in a kit of blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks. The colour light blue favoured by many Italian sports teams gives the side its nickname of the Azzuri, the shirts have featured as winners on three occasions in the World Cup. Many famous faces in football have pulled on the Italy shirt, such as; Roberto Baggio, Franco Baresi, Giuseppe Bergomi, Paolo Maldini, Paolo Rossi, Christian Vieri, Gianfranco Zola and Andrea Pirlo.

The Italian national team played their first game against France in Milan, Italy on the 15th May 1910 winning 6-2. Italy play their home games in several different stadiums around the country. Italy have worn blue shirts since 1911 but their first ever kit was white a year before.

Italy have hosted the FIFA World Cup on two occasions in 1934 where they also won the tournament and in 1990. They have won the World Cup on four occasions in 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006.

'Gli Azzurri' or Italy are one of best nations teams in the world in terms of World Cup titles where they have won four Cups with the latest being in 2006. Despite the Italian flag being green, red and white the nation wear blue to honour the House of Savoia, the ruling house of Italy from 1861 to 1946 who had blue as their colour and the home shirts are manufactured by German brand Puma. Reaching the final of the 2012 UEFA Euro Italy feature several household names in their current roster including Mario Balotelli, Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon and Stephan El Shaarawy.

World Cup Kits

Italy have kept it simple and consistent since their establishment as they have worn a blue home shirt with white shorts for over eight decades. Their nick name 'Azzurri' tells you everything you need to know about the Italian kit. The 2014 World Cup Azzurri home shirt features a very elegant button-down collared shirt, maintaing the traditional blue colour associated with the Italians. The Puma logo is embroidered in gold on the upper right part of the chest with the Italian football federation logo just over the heart.

The new Italy away shirt for the 2014 World Cup is primarily white with blue pinstripes. Kit manufacturer Puma has its logo featured in blue on the upper right of the chest with the FIGC logo on the opposite part.

Italy were one of the best teams of the World Cup's early history, winning cups in both 1934 and 1938 in the blue and white colour scheme that they keep to this day.

The Italy home kit remain consistent for several decades but in 1982 the shirt added white to their collar and sleeves. It would remain in place for the next decade before 1994 saw a return to all blue with the federation's logo embossed all across the design in a stylish watermark.

Italy's most iconic shirt was the one used in 1982 which emblazoned Marco Tardelli's famously exciting celebration. The shirt was all blue featuring thin white lines around the collar and sleeves making it one of the most remembered Italian shirts of all time.

Another kit icon is the shirt glorified by Roberto Baggio and Franco Baresi at the 1990 World Cup. The shirt was remembered for being simplistic compared to other shirts of that tournament. Their triumphant World Cup in 1970 saw Italy wear a simple blue shirt with the crest stamped on the front, a simple yet easily recognisable shirt.

White has been the predominant colour used by Italy at major tournaments. The Azzurri blue is usually featured on the away kits as trim. The colours if Italy's national flag green, red and white has also been used as small features of away kits.

In the 80's the Italy home kits were supplied by Le Coq Sportif and Diadora then Unisport, Kappa and Nike in the 90's and their current brand Puma from the early 00's and onwards.

Very little has changed in the past century of Italy kits with their blue coloured home shirt being one of the most recognisable shirts in football history.

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