Today, Costa Rica released its New Balance home kit for the 2018/19 season. The kit will be worn throughout this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
It will be the fifth appearance at the tournament for the Central American side, a feat commemorated inside the neck of the shirt, “1990 – 2002 – 2006 – 2014 – 2018”, printed to acknowledge each year the county has qualified. The team reached the Quarterfinal stage during the tournament four years ago, winning their group over England, Italy and Uruguay. The shirt also features a ‘COSTA RICA’ sign off to the back of the neck.
The new kit has been engineered using innovative NB DRY technology. The jersey wicks moisture away from the skin to help keep players fresh and dry from first to final whistle. The kit is completed by a prist weld detail crest, bonded tape details to the jersey shoulders and a crew neck collar.
The home kit is a traditional Costa Red with white collar, featuring a tonal design to the front of the shirt, drawing inspiration from birds in flight; the pattern’s flow and direction mirroring lines drawn from bird wings, such as Costa Rica’s native hummingbird. A Costa Blue concealed fabric insert runs down the side of the shirt, mirrored in the shorts, continuing the stripe in Costa Red. The shorts are a bold Costa Blue with contrasting white socks.
The socks feature an elasticated ankle zone and 2×2 rib Achilles region with cushioned protection. An additional cushioned heel zone and vented cushioned footbed and toe section have been designed to help players play with power, comfort and extra support.
“It is always an honour to wear the national jersey but it will be extra special to wear this home kit this year. We will do our best to make the fans proud of us this summer in Russia. We can’t wait for it!”
– Kendall Watson, Costa Rica defender and New Balance sponsored athlete.
“Costa Rica has been a stand out Central American team for many years, and New Balance is very proud to be associated with the spirit of this team. We’ve designed a home kit that reflects the heart of this nation and we look forward to supporting the country’s progress closely this summer in Russia. We know fans will enjoy cheering on the team in this kit around the world.”
– Kenny McCallum, General Manager of New Balance Football.
The full range of 2018/19 New Balance Costa Rica home kit products is available globally at www.newbalance.com/football (US residents) and www.newbalance.co.uk/football (UK residents) and in New Balance stores worldwide from today.