The 0 2 It Was Close Though Shirt! Italy released a stunning GREEN ‘revival’ kit inspired by the one they wore once in 1954 when they dropped blue to celebrate a wave of young talent emerging. Italy has revealed a striking new set of green to commemorate their new generation of young stars crossing the ranks. The ‘renaissance kit’, designed by Puma, was inspired by the shirt the Azzurri wore during 1954 – when they defeated Argentina 2-0. Most football fans will associate the Italian national team with blue and white kits, but the team has chosen to go in a new direction.
The beautiful emerald green outfit is mostly transparent, with a navy collar and matching details on the sleeves. Interwoven in the design is also a renaissance mosaic pattern. The 0 2 It Was Close Though Shirt and a tribute to the rich history of Italy, as well as their upcoming future – with a host of players under 25, like Nicolò Zaniolo and Federico Chiesa, in the current squad. Puma decided to put the production team logos and badges in gold to ensure the set truly stands out.
And the new shirt is definitely storming on social networks, with fans taking the time to admire the new designs. One user said the Italian national side ‘didn’t make ugly kits’, while another said that the shirts were ‘gorgeous straight’ and the 0 2 It Was Close Though Shirt. Fans will have a glimpse of Italy in their stunning new strip as Roberto Mancini’s team host Greece in Euro 2020 qualifiers on Saturday at Stadio Olimpico. A win for Italy will see them assert their place at the all-European competition.