Costa Rica’s national football teams marked the start of a new era this week with the unveiling of new kits manufactured by Adidas.

The Federación Costarricense de Fútbol (FCRF) unveiled the first national team kits under their new deal with Adidas on Tuesday evening at a ceremony at the Centro Nacional de Convenciones in San José, the capital of Costa Rica.

“At the FCRF, we feel proud and very honored to be able to establish this commercial alliance with the leading sports brand in the world,” said FCRF president Rodolfo Villalobos (translated to English by Google). “We appreciate the confidence and recognition from Adidas to dress our national teams for the next four years with top-quality garments that our fans will also be able to wear from today.”

The home kit is predominantly red, which is Costa Rica’s traditional home color. The V-neck collar is blue with white piping, which runs into the white Adidas shoulder stripes. Blue diagonal panels run under the arms. And the revamped Costa Rica national team crest appears on the left chest.

Courtesy Adidas

ETERNAL PRESTIGE, ESTEEM AND HONOR. T-shirt with a classic design that will arouse the passion and emotion of Costa Rican fans through the patriotic colors, symbol of national identity. The base red of the shirt will represent the largest portion of the flag and the love for his team, the blue on his neck represents the sky of the nation and finally the white framed in the fine detail of the line on the neck and the 3 stripes exalt its beauty.

— (translated to English by Google)

The away kit is predominantly white, with gold pinstripes running down the front of the shirt and the bottom half of the back. The collar is gold with black piping, and the Adidas shoulder stripes are black. A monochrome black version of the national team crest sits on the left chest.

Courtesy Adidas

THE PURITY OF IDEALS TOGETHER WITH A TOUCH OF TRIUMPHAL ELEGANCE, a different shirt that connects the fans of “La Sele” seeking distinction on the pitch through the gold color of its collar and subtle vertical lines of the same tone, provide a touch of originality.

— (translated to English by Google)

Both kits use a different template than the national teams outfitted by Adidas wore at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. They both also feature an older Adidas logo on the right chest, with “adidas” written under the three-stripe insignia.

The home kit was presented on Tuesday with blue shorts and white socks, while the away kit was presented with white shorts and white socks. Both kits also featured a custom number font.

The FCRF’s deal with Adidas ends their relationship with New Balance, which had outfitted Costa Rican national teams since 2015. Prior to that, the FCRF also had deals with Lotto, Joma, Atletica and Reebok.

Costa Rica’s women’s national team will wear the new kits in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, this July and August. They’ll play in Group C along with Spain, Zambia and Japan.

The men’s national team resumes CONCACAF Nations League play in late March with matches against Martinique and Panama.