The Indian football team has been given a completely new look altogether after the new kit was launched at a glittering ceremony in Delhi on Wednesday. Team India skipper Sunil Chhetri, goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Sandesh Jhingan, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Rowllin Borges, Shubhasish Bose and Pritam Kotal modeled for the jersey launch.
After the contract with the present kit sponsors Nike expired in 2018, the All India Football Federation tied up with Six5Six who signed a 5-year deal with Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), the commercial partners of All India Football Federation (AIFF), and will be providing the outfit to the Indian national teams across all age groups.
The new jersey is designed by the company paying tribute to the Indian Football Fans, who have been supporting the side during matches and also calling the team “Blue Tigers”. Keeping the fans in mind, the new kit has stylised tiger stripes design element emblazoned on the sleeves reverberating the ‘Blue Tigers’ predatory instincts.
And here they are…
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The jersey has been made with specially engineered comfortable polyester material that gets dry easily. The Indian team will be seen donning the new colours for the first time in their friendly match against Oman, which will be played in Abu Dhabi on December 27, 2018.
Speaking about the upcoming Asia Cup event, India kick-off their campaign against Thailand on January 6, 2019, with matches against hosts UAE and Bahrain, slotted for January 10 and 14 respectively.