Colombia Home Shirt 2016, unveiled by Colombia Football Federation(FCF) and Adidas, was the new shirt for the national team. The main color of the special shirt is white rather than well-known yellow to show the glory for the Colombia national team that played in Copa América in 1945.
The shirt has a simple V-collar design, inspired by the white shirt wore by national team players in 1945. Vertical stripes are full of the shirt. The slogan “UNIDOS POR UN PAIS”, on the back of the collar, calls that all Colombians get together. Three stripes of Adidas, symbolizing victory, do not appear on shoulders in this design. On the contrary, eye-catching navy blue stripes are put on both sides of the body, bringing a new visual effect. The two red cuffs also show the uniqueness. The team logo and Adidas logo are necessary elements shown on the shirt.
Designers take advantage of Adizero technology to produce this lighter and more comfortable jersey, so that players in the game can perform rapidly and freely. The weight of the shirt is reduced by 10%, compared to the one in 2014. In addition, ultra-ventilated mesh fabric is used on the back of the shirt to help players in the game release heat quickly.
Navy blue shorts and red socks complete the kit, corresponding with the collar and cuffs.
Colombia Home Shirt 2016 was designed for the national team in Copa América Centenario. The competition was a celebration of the centenary of South American Football Confederation and the Copa América. It was the first Copa América that was held in America, outside of South America.