Italy will wear a brand-new green Renaissance-inspired third kit when they face Greece this weekend in European qualifiers.
The emerald green colorway celebrates the country’s emerging talent such as Nicolò Zaniolo and Federico Chiesa while the interwoven renaissance pattern honors the country’s artful past.
“The kit marks the start of a new era for the national side, as young players continue to rise up within the Azzurri squad — there are twelve players in the latest squad called to Coverciano who are 25 or younger,” says the press release.
Inspired by the ‘Maglia Verde’ worn in 1954
The shirt also pays tribute to the ‘Maglia Verde’ Italy once wore when the Azzurri beat Argentina 2-0 in a friendly at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico in 1954.
After that match, the youth teams adopted the green shirt while the senior team donned the traditional Azzuri blue.
See the new kit in action when Italy takes on Greece at Stadio Olimpico on October 12.