Football has been increasingly popular in the world and lots of football leagues are held in different countries. When there are football games being held, stadiums will get crowded immediately because passionate fans will go to stadiums to cheer on their favorite teams. Besides, a large number of children who are crazy about football start to play football. Therefore, many football schools are established to teach these promising players. They are expected to play games in the international arena.
Recently, an international seminar was held in China in order to improve technical soccer skills of Chinese women’s teams and youth teams. A JFA coaching staff from Japan said:“Developing football should avoid the misunderstanding of only paying attention to the performances of national teams. The development of football should be ‘to make it a sport for people’.”
The JFA has three visions for development. The first is to commitment to the popularization of football, making it a sport for people in their daily life and creating a happy living environment. The second is to improve the level of football, bringing courage to people through the performances of the Japanese team in the world. The last is to adhere to the idea of fair competition and to encourage people to live in harmony, making contributions to the development of the international community.
Under the guidance of the three visions for development, Japan men’s national team and women’s national team have got a few trophies. The men’s team got four titles of AFC Asian Cup in 1992, 2000, 2004 and 2011 and was qualified for FIFA World Cup five times(including the 2018 FIAFA World Cup). The women’s team once won the titles of the 2008 and 2010 EAFF Women’s Football Championships, and got the gold medal in the 2010 Asian Games. In 2011, the squad won their first FIFA Women’s World Cup title, becoming the first Asian team to do so. Additionally, the women won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the gold medal at the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup. In 2015, they got the runner-up of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Adidas, as the supplier of the men’s national team, has designed the brand new home and away shirts for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Inspired by classic Adidas’ designs, the 2018 away World Cup shirt is predominately white with iconic Adidas three stripes in white on shoulders. Adidas brand logo and indispensable team badge are shown on the chest. A small Japan national flag is knitted over the badge to show the national pride. Fans must like the simple but comfortable shirt. Football shirts are provided for you if you want to own a special jersey to show your loyalty.
Juergen Rank, Adidas Senior Design Director, said:“The World Cup has always been the stage to show Adidas’ most iconic products, innovation and design. Many classic designs are still very popular among fans. We hope to be loyal to classic designs and to pay tribute to them.”