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NIKE launches India national football team kit

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 01 August 2013, 05:53 PM

India skipper Sunil Chhetri and mid-fielder Lenny Rodrigues on Thursday launched Nike's new Home and Away team kits for the Indian football team for the new season.

The Indian team will don the new Nike kit, which comes with dri-fit technology, during the friendly against Tajikistan on August 14.

The new kit will be 23 per cent lighter, 210 per cent more stretchable, 28 per cent stronger and 100 per cent recycled, according to the company.

"Kathmandu will be humid and sweaty during September when we go there for the SAFF Cup and I think the new Nike kit will come handy there," Chettri said.

Nike will continue as the official apparel sponsor of the India National football team until 2017. The company will continue to provide federation team kits across all age groups in India.

"Through our partnership, Nike has always provided our players with the best in design and innovation to focus on their performance," said Kushal Das, General Secretary, All India Football Federation (AIFF).

"These new kits continue this commitment to excellence and the latest technology advancements. We are extremely pleased that Nike will continue as the official apparel sponsor of the Indian Football team until 2017," he added.

First Published: Thursday, August 01, 2013 05:52 PM
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