After a 4th place finish at the 2010 World Cup, Uruguay must be looking forward to 2014 in Brazil. La Celeste broke the home team and fans hearts by taking the title home the last time Brazil hosted the World Cup in 1950 and will want to repeat that feat this summer.
“Brasil holds a special place in the hearts of Uruguayans as 64 years ago we won the World Cup there in the final against Brasil,” PUMA player Diego Godín and Uruguay National Team defender said at the release. “We are all looking forward to the tournament this year and we hope to perform well and bring joy to our fans and country.”
Uruguay unveiled their new 2014 home and away jerseys last week. The home jersey made the on-field debut in the 1-1 draw with Austria at Wörthersee Stadion in Klagenfurt.
The new jerseys keep with the long tradition of the 2-time World Cup winners but with the latest technology to give players an added advantage.
The home jersey is inspired by the Uruguay national flag and its sky blue color. The base color is enhanced with the details with the team badge the focal point and the heart of the passion for the team. The May Sun, a national emblem and on the flag, is shown shining out from behind the badge.
The flag representation is continued on the sleeve cuff. The outer cuff depicts the blue-and-white vertical stripes. And on the back of the jersey below the collar is a printed Uruguay flag.
The collar also stands out on this jersey and similar to the away jersey gives it some spark. The white/blue/gold crew collar includes a ‘U-notch’ in the front and is a tribute to Uruguayan fashion.
The side details in gold highlights the tapered fit of Puma’s innovative PWR ACTV. The first use of this technology in soccer jerseys combines athletic taping and compression to improve performance. This helps provide compression for the muscles and as Puma says ‘micro-massages’ on the skin to maximize performance. This feature is combined with the more traditional underarm mesh panel to help with ventilation.
“I really like the new kit that PUMA has made for us, it fits really well and having a kit with the new PWR ACTV technology that will help us perform on the pitch will give us even more confidence to go out there and achieve great things for our country,” Godín went on to say.
The away jersey has its own unique look. The white jersey has the team badge but does not include the May Sun in the background. This keeps the white look clean. The V-Neck white collar has a sky blue insert with white trim.
The outer cuff of the sleeve has the blue-and-white vertical stripes and the Uruguay flag is printed on the back of the jersey below the collar line carrying over elements from the home jersey.
The Puma logo is on the right chest and both sleeves of the home and away jerseys.