The current candidates to win the championship of the 2018 FIFA World Cup are Brazil, Germany and France national teams, followed by Spain, Argentina, England and Portugal national teams. As of 2017, Messi and Ronaldo have won five The Best FIFA Men’s Player awards and FIFA Ballon d’Or awards. The 2018 FIFA World Cup may be the last World Cup that the two superstars play in the best condition of their football careers. Who is stronger? This World Cup may give us an answer.
Founded in 1914, Portugal national team owns a few excellent players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Luís Figo, Eusébio da Silva Ferreira and so on. There are the greatest games in the history of the team. The squad finally won UEFA European Championship in 2016 for the first time with the aid of Ronaldo, which was exciting and amazing for the whole country. In the 2012 European Football Championship, Portugal, Germany, Denmark and Netherlands met at Group B, which would be called a group of death because Denmark national team was ranked the tenth among world national teams, Portugal was the fifth, Netherlands was the fourth and Germany was the second. Ronaldo separately scored one goal in the first half and in the second half although Netherlands had a fierce attack on Portugal at the start of the game. At last, he helped Portugal reached the final eight of the competition.
The team plays its home games at the Estádio da Luz(officially named Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica) with a seating capacity of 64,642 spectators, becoming one of the biggest stadiums by capacity in Europe. It is a multi-purpose stadium used mostly for football matches and it was elected as the most beautiful stadium of Europe in October 2014. Fans can visit here to feel the excitement when there is a match being held.
As the supplier of Portugal national team, Nike has been providing high-performance football shirts for this European team. In February 2012, Nike officially unveiled the 2012 away shirts designed for Netherlands, France and Portugal national teams. The shirts were first worn by famous footballers of the three teams, including Wesley Sneijder, Mamadou Sakhon and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The brand new away shirt for Portugal national team is white in color. It features a green and red cross on the front, showing respect for the nation. Green Nike Swoosh is printed on the right of the chest and the number of a player is under it. Indispensable team badge is shown on the left.
Nike adheres to the idea of providing high-performance football shirts and lowering environmental impact. Each pair of shorts is made from 100% recycled polyester and the shirt is 96%. Besides, the materials used for each uniform are from 13 plastic bottles.
Nike’s Dri-FIT technology can quickly absorb sweat from skin, helping to control players’ body temperature and keeping them cool and dry at all times. The laser-cut holes in the jersey help players become cool. The new double-knit fabric and yarn make this jersey more durable than previous ones.