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Just landed: Italy Home shirt to be worn by Buffon

The new Italy home shirt drops tomorrow (6th October) and to celebrate, Gianluigi Buffon will be sporting it against Macedonia. Italy’s legendary goalkeeper has said he is “99.9% certain” of retirement this year and to honour the man, he will be leading the team out in it on Friday night while the rest of the team don the away jersey. It’s the first time that he will wear the infamous Azzuri Blue and in what is likely to be his swan-song year, it’s a fitting tribute.

Badge

It’s also the first kit Italy will wear using the new logo of the FIGC (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio). With a slick gold trim, the logo is a massive update of the old, tired looking one. Finished off with the 4 stars showing the 4 World Cup wins, the detail on it is top draw.

Kit

In a throwback to the skin-tight era of the 2000’s, the new kit is tight fitting, with the new badge and a neat Italy flag on the cuff of the sleeve, it gives the shirt a classic feel. On the back there’s also a larger Italy flag just below the collar.

 

 

A Legend

Gigi will make his 172nd appearance against Maccadonia on Friday night for the Azzuri blue. To put that into perspective, England’s most capped player was Peter Shilton on 125, Buffon has almost 50 appearances more and is still going strong. He will go down as one of the greatest, despite all the challengers to the top keeper throne; Neuer, Cech, Casillas, Valdes, the fact that Buffon is still at the top of his game now gives him the edge.

Why buy it?

If you’re looking for throw-back to the era of Maldini, Del Piero and Totti, this shirt is for you. Puma have gone all out on this and it’s paid off, the tight fit, slick badge and classy sleeve detail makes it simple and effective. Gigi will be rocking a classic Friday night and it’s one you should definitely get involved with. Grab yours along with the rest of the Italy range by Puma at Kitbag.