Japan Football Association (JFA) with the official adidas launches a new costume for the Japanese national team. Launching done on Monday (26/12) afternoon, in front of journalists and 500 fans who have the invitation. In addition, about thousands of other fans watching the show also helped launch the new costumes via the official website of JFA.
The ceremony began with remarks from the chairman of the JFA, Junji Ogura and adidas representatives, before continuing with the introduction of new themed costumes, Nippon Kessoku, or "United Japan" was.
Costume design is shown in this new dark shades of blue, with thin vertical red line in the middle, intended to represent the "line of unity". In the shoulder and under the arm is still similar to the uniforms worn Japan for two years.
For Japanese women national team, will wear uniforms in shades of pink stripes, while the Japanese futsal team chose a uniform with a yellow stripe pattern.
So far, some of the negative response obtained is much also called for JFA to switch to other manufacturers. Some fans are comparing the red line on a new costume with a ritual suicide in Japan. While other fans claim the designers wanted to divert the attention of Japan's opponents, the tastes of cheap design. Socks, which share a motif of red lines, also became the target of criticism.
Cash, as the producer of adidas received many complaints from Japanese fans. They requested the red line in the middle of the costume removed, or even deleted.
Although time criticized, but the event launching the new costume, which was attended by Shinji Kagawa, Mike Havenaar, and Makoto Hasebe as a model, still running the merrier. Unfortunately this event is not introduced in Japan's second costume. While the new costumes will be worn for the first time when Japanese host Iceland in a friendly match at Nagai Stadium, Osaka, on 24 February.