The Japanese Football Association extended their kit deal with adidas for an additional 8-years last week. The agreement will see the 3-Stripes be the official jersey provider for all of Japan’s national teams through 2022.
“As the president of Adidas Japan K.K.,” Paul Hardisty said at the announcement. “I am very pleased that we forged a partnership with the Japan Football Association, which will mark another step forward for Japanese football. Our partnership with JFA has been continuing for a long term and it’s very special for us.”
The ‘Samurai Blue’ have been a rising force in global soccer since they first signed with adidas in 1999. The men’s team has qualified for every World Cup since signing with Adidas, making the Round of 16 in 2002 and 2010. And the women’s team is the current Women’s World Cup champions. They will defend their title in Canada next summer.