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Every four years the world comes together to watch the best soccer players on the planet compete in the most popular sporting event there is, the World Cup. The eagerly anticipated 2014 Fifa World Cup begins this Thursday, June 12, in Rio, Brazil, and as always you can expect the crowds to go wild! It is the time to support your country and display your national pride, and what better way than with a commemorative hat, sweatshirt, or jersey blazoned with your home team’s colors, flag or name. Check out a few of our favorite souvenirs and soccer classics to celebrate this years World Cup.
ROW 1: ADIDAS BRAZUCA BALL $160. Adidas has a rich legacy at the World Cup, having provided the official match ball for every tournament since 1970. The “Brazuca” is the Official Match Ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and its name comes from an informal slang that defines the Brazilian way of life. This year’s ball features a unique symmetry of six identical boomerang shaped panels designed to improve grip, stability, aerodynamics, and control. The vibrant colors of the ball reflect those of the Brazilian flag, as well as the FIFA World Cup. ADIDAS SAMBA $70. First introduced in 1950, the Samba is a legendary training shoe and lifestyle favorite, with over 35 million pairs sold worldwide. This men’s black and gold version, features the original fold-over tongue with modern metallic details.
ROW 2: YOOX SOCCER COUTURE SPECIAL EDITON SWEATSHIRT $154. Fashion e-tailer Yoox.com, in collaboration with Sepp magazine, has created an exclusive collection of 10 unisex sweatshirts by 10 designers from 10 different countries. Each features a custom print inspired by their native country and are designed for soccer and fashion fans alike. Shown above is the Team USA sweatshirt by Opening Ceremony. HAVAIANAS TEAMS FLIP-FLOPS $26. From host nation Brazil, Havaianas has created a collection of 15 different flip-flops for the top contending countries. Festive designs feature each nation’s colors and logos, and a flag embellishment on the strap. 2014 WORLD CUP ADIDAS SLOUCH ADJUSTABLE HAT $21.95. These adjustable 100% cotton baseball caps feature an embroidered country name on front and World Cup 2014 logo on the back. ITALIA INDEPENDENT TRIBUTE TO JUVENTUS 2014 $197. The second in the series of sunglasses dedicated to the Italian champion soccer team Juventus, this model features a rounded double-bridged frame. The black and white stripes are inspired by the first jersey of the Club, and like all in the series, the frames are inscribed on one side with “Campioni d’Italia 2014 “, and on the other “Non c’è 2 senza 3” (no 2 without 3), celebrating the three consecutive championships of the Club.
ROW 3: PUMA MOMENTTA VULC SALA COUNTRY $65. Represent the motherland proudly with the Momentta Vulc Sala sneakers from Puma. This indoor soccer shoe features unique designs for six different countries, highlighting celebrated moments in their soccer history. NIKE BRASIL CBF STADIUM JERSEY $89.95. Available for both men and women, this Dri-FIT replica Brazil home jersey celebrates the host nation’s Canarinho colors of yellow and green, and features an embroidered team crest on the chest.
ROW 4: 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL WOMENS CREWNECK FLEECE $39.99. Pick your color and style, and represent your country with these official World Cup sweatshirts. ADIDAS MENS BATTLE PACK CLEATS $160-$220. An exclusive design for the 2014 games, this collection of wildly bold and graphic soccer cleats will not escape notice on the field. Look for one of the world’s greatest players, Argentinian Lional Messi, to be wreaking havoc in his signature model, F50 ADIZERO FG MESSI, this Sunday against Bosnia and Herzegovina.