Words: Josh Millar
France are looking to create footballing history by becoming the first nation to hold the Women’s and Men’s World Cup simultaneously. What an achievement that would be. Amazing. And, the women’s team are looking to do it while wearing the just released bespoke Nike kit. It’s a corker.
The home kit is in the traditional Bleu, Blanc, Rouge, with each colour represented by the shirt, shorts, and socks respectively. There are subtle rose gold details on the home kit, including the crest, the FFF marking on the back of the neck, plus the words Nos Différences Nous Unissent (Our Differences Unite Us) on the inside.
Much like the England kit, Nike have had fun with the away shirt. The kit features a hexagonal pattern across it, a nod to France’s informal nickname ‘l’hexagone’, and dots, typifying French fashion. “As a federation, France provides so much inspiration to our designers," says Cassie Looker, Nike Women’s Football Apparel Lead. "The French are extremely patriotic, so given they are tournament hosts these themes were especially important to the concept of the home kit. It’s also essential to recognize that innate flair of the nation and the away kit really captures that essence."
Les Bleus are buzzing ahead of their home tournament, and their captain Amandine Henry extremely up for it, “We have such an incredible opportunity ahead of us, the team is in great form, and we desperately want to embrace it and make our mark," she said, "We know what a magical summer this could be for women’s football in France." We can’t wait either.