Fans got an early glimpse of what some of their favorite players will wear for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup when Nike unveiled kits for 14 teams Monday.
Jerseys for the United States, Canada, China, South Africa, Australia, Chile, France, The Netherlands, South Korea, England, Nigeria, Brazil, New Zealand and Norway were made by the manufacturer.
“It’s relatively simple to design a kit that fits well during the national anthems, but Nike’s focused on a kit that moves with the body through the most athletic of motions,” Cassie Looker, Nike women’s football apparel lead, said in the company’s news release revealing the kits.
The kits are the result of a three-year focus on how best to fit the female soccer player, according to Nike. The company polled a number of players from around the world, learning the preference was for a V-neck deep enough to easily and quickly slide the head (and hair) through.