Striker Jonathan David seems less enthusiastic about Nike’s decision not to introduce new kits to Canada at the 2022 World Cup.
David appeared to be hiding the Nike logo on his jersey after scoring to lead Canada 2-0. friendly domination Qatar match on Friday.
Jonathan David puts his hand over the Nike logo as he celebrates his goal in Canada vs. Qatar. Canada is the only team that does not have new uniforms for the World Cup. pic.twitter.com/TuS5bvgw29
— James Nalton (@JDNalton) September 23, 2022
Nike has released 13 kits, including 12 updated sets, ahead of the World Cup. Canada’s was the only release without an updated look, instead Canada will wear the same outfit as the sport during her 2022 run. Canadian soccer fan.
Canada qualified for the FIFA World Cup in March.
They are in “different kit development cycles.”
To date, 30 of the 32 countries heading to Qatar have announced or are planning to unveil new uniforms. Canada, and apparently Tunisia, are the only countries not to introduce new kits.
“The 2022 Canada kit will be the same one the team has worn over the past year, as Canadian football is in a different kit development cycle,” Nike said in a press release, announcing the bold new design. It said it has unveiled new jerseys for 11 other countries, including For countries like Brazil, USA, Portugal, Holland.
“The kit is highlighted by Canada’s traditional red and white color scheme, accented by the Canadian football crest, which features the maple leaf, Canada’s most recognizable symbol.”
It takes about 18 months to develop a new kit.
That means Canada will be bringing the familiar red, white, and another black kit to Qatar’s World Cup.
“Honestly, I’m not a fan of it,” Canadian defender Sam Adekgbe told Joshua Croke of The Athletic. I think you should get it, I don’t hate it, but I wanted to get a new kit just because it’s important.”
Canada will start the group stage on 23 November at Al Rayyan Stadium.