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Nike unveils new Saudi Arabia National Team kit

Nike unveils new Saudi Arabia National Team kit

On November 13 the Saudi Arabia National Team will play in their new Nike home kit as they take the pitch against Qatar. For the season ahead, the team introduces home and away kits that pay homage to the country’s national heritage and feature classic football kit styling.

The new kits feature the signature Saudi white and green palette inspired by the national flag. The home jersey is classic white with green cuffs and green V-neck trim, while the away jersey is green with contrasting white details. White and green shorts and socks complement the jerseys and complete the clean look.

“It’s always an honor for my teammates and I to put on the Saudi national jersey,” said Salem Al-Dawsari, a Saudi National Team member. “I cannot wait to get out to the pitch and do my best to perform at the highest level while wearing our national colors.”

The kit showcases Nike’s belief in style, craft and strong aesthetics, while aiding the performance of players with key technological features.

Teams playing in the upcoming regional tournament in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, could see temperatures around 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit). For athletes training and playing in these conditions, keeping cool is crucial to performance. The Saudi National Team kits are designed with optimal cooling solutions to give players a leg up in the heat.

Cooling and comfort

Nike Dri-FIT technology draws sweat away from the body to the exterior of the shirts and shorts where the moisture quickly evaporates. This allows players to perform at their absolute best by remaining cooler, drier and more comfortable.

The laser-cut ventilation holes and mesh panels featured in key areas of the kit also improve performance by increasing air circulation to the players’ bodies and regulating their temperatures throughout the 90 minutes on the pitch.

The kits are crafted from a new dual-knit fabric consisting of both cotton and recycled polyester, which removes sweat and offers a softer feel and an overall more flattering appearance.

Perfect fit

Nike designers utilized three-dimensional body scans of elite footballers to collect data on the form of today’s players and identify an updated fit to improve comfort and allow the body to move more naturally within the kit.

Environmental sustainability

Each kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles, and since 2010, Nike has diverted almost 2 billion bottles from landfills — enough to cover more than 2,800 full-sized football pitches.